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'Running Wilde' Exclusive: 'Sopranos' vet Drea de Matteo to play... Will Arnett's mom!

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running-wilde-drea-matteoImage Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images; Inset: Ed Araquel/FoxBefore you start screaming “scientifically impossible!” know this: I omitted a key word from the headline in a shameless attempt to draw more eyeballs to this story. Read on as I explain…

Running Wilde has tapped ex-Desperate Housewives star (and onetime Sopranos vet) Drea de Matteo to play the potentially recurring role of Didi, the randy stepmother of Will Arnett’s Steve Wilde.

The key word I shamelessly omitted from the headline was step!

Didi comes to the Wilde estate on behalf of Steve’s never-before-seen dad to rein in his monetary expenditures—on the same day Steve decides to fund Emmy’s (Keri Russell) nonprofit organization.

De Matteo’s episode of Wilde—which I’m really hoping finds its creative footing soon—is slated to air next month.