Christian Slater is ‘Breaking In’ to Comedy For Fox; Replacing ‘Running Wilde’

Published 4 years ago by , Updated August 9th, 2013 at 1:23 am,

Christian Slater is returning to television with Breaking In… Only this time, he’s going to be funny – we hope.

Shortly after the news that Fox would not be ordering any more episodes of Will Arnett’s failed series Running Wilde, it was announced that the network would be picking up the Sony TV/Happy Madison produced comedy series.

If you’re unfamiliar with Breaking In, here’s the official synopsis from Fox:

Breaking In is an offbeat half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell their protection services. Created by Adam F. Goldberg (“Fanboys”) and Seth Gordon (“Four Christmases” and the upcoming “Horrible Bosses”), the series centers on a team of uniquely skilled oddball geniuses hand-picked to work for a manipulative mastermind. Starring Christian Slater (“The Forgotten”), Bret Harrison (“Reaper”) and Odette Yustman (“You Again”).

While Running Wilde has not yet been officially canceled, the signs certainly point in that direction. With Fox picking up the new comedy series Breaking In, the network will most likely use it to replace the failed series – and pair it with the hit freshman comedy Raising Hope.

fox lineup raising hope Christian Slater is ‘Breaking In’ to Comedy For Fox; Replacing ‘Running Wilde’

Breaking In will team-up with Fox’s comedy Raising Hope

Originally developed as a series for last season, Breaking In actually tested well with focus groups and received a lot of buzz. Unfortunately, the series didn’t make the cut.  Thankfully, instead of completely giving up on it, Fox came back a month later and order two additional scripts.

Each year, Christian Slater has been returning in a new series and each new series has subsequently been canceled. While The Forgotten certainly deserved it, his failed NBC drama My Worst Enemy was actually quite good. Unfortunately, it couldn’t pull in the ratings that it needed to succeed.

While it’s hard to tell if Breaking In will be any different, it does have Slater’s unflattering television history to overcome. Hopefully, this time, Slater has found a series that will solidify his return to television for longer than three months.

Let’s hope what they say is true… Third time’s a charm.


Breaking In premieres April 6, @9pm, on Fox



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  1. I uill give Christian Slater credit for one thing.
    He was really ppassionate about the premise of The Forgotten.
    I think that he was hoping that if the show was successful
    that real life “Forgotten Networks”
    might recieve tips about unsolved cases and some of the missing might be identified as a result.
    And ABC did a really crappy thing.
    they showed the series finale as the FIRST of the last three episodes broadcast .
    And the series had a definitive ending so it looked kind of odd when the last two episodes were just business as usual.
    and the series finale was originally scheduled as the final one to be broadcast and at the last minute ABC switched the order around.
    I always thought “Breaking In ” sounded interesting.
    I look forward to making it part of my regular TV viewing schedule.

  2. I see there’s 3 more eps to be shown on Running Wilde. Will Fox bother airing them? It’s a poor show but i’ve watched em so might as well finish the season.

  3. The only time I thought Christian Slater was funny was when somebody crawled up and spray painted red lipstick and earings on him atop a billboard for some lame Universal cop comedy movie he did in the 90′s. Now THAT was funny!

  4. I actually quite enjoyed The Forgotten. It was different then the other crime shows. It felt more real. I think Christian Slater is a hell of an actor and I’d watch (almost) anything that he is in.

  5. Running Wilde was awful, but Breaking In is WORSE, if that’s even possible. 4-6-2011 Breaking In is not funny, not smart and not going to be watched again at our house. P.U. what a stinker.