Just as Kevin Reilly was ramping up his “call to arms” regarding the movement away from network television’s “pilot season” tradition, the Fox Entertainment Chairman is now stepping down from his post. It was announced today that Reilly will resign from Fox effective immediately, with a replacement TBA. Though Reilly had a promising goal of hoping to transform network television to a model that valued year-round programming and straight-to-series orders over the traditional pilot season, Fox’s ratings have been on a sharp decline over the past couple of years under his tutelage. The once behemoth American Idol continues to plummet, Glee is a shell of its former self, and Fox’s key comedies New Girl and The Mindy Project ended the 2013-14 TV season with series low ratings.
Hit the jump for more on what Reily’s exit means for the network.