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'Running Wilde' exec admits constraints

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Running Wilde's executive producer Mitch Hurwitz has admitted that he feels constrained on the show.

In an interview with New York Magazine, Hurwitz explained that he would never have been able to replicate his previous show Arrested Development.

"I know I can't do it again," he said. "You weren't supposed to be able to do it - I was supposed to be celebrated for that. In a funny way it has been like, 'Wait, I'm being held up to this standard? I was trying to create a standard that you guys couldn't live up to, not one that I couldn't live up to'."

Hurwitz, who admitted that Fox ordered eight rewrites of the Running Wilde pilot, explained that he has to work differently on the show.

"I have more masters to please," he said. "On Arrested, what I was trying to work hard on was to get my vision completely out there. What I'm working hard on now is trying to accommodate other people's visions."

Hurwitz suggested that writing for a network is an "interesting challenge" for him but admitted that it has been "difficult" not to have more control, saying: "I'll see things in post and there's nothing I can do about it. At least I don't beat myself up over it - because it's their show."

Hurwitz also revealed that some of the more complicated plots he has suggested have been simplified, adding: "We ended up with an episode that we're pushing back, because, as expected, it's not that interesting."

Hurwitz confessed that almost all he is doing on the programme is "taking notes" but revealed that he thinks things may change in the future.

"I think we're getting back to a place where, if we get numbers in the next couple of weeks, we'll start getting more and more ambitious," he said. "I'm trying to give [Fox] a hit. They're trying to promote it and keep it on the air. But, you know, if the numbers drop, the numbers drop. And then it's just strategy."

Running Wilde continues on Tuesdays at 9.30/8.30c on Fox.

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