Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly Resigns

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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.

Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly Talks GOTHAM Season 1, the End of GLEE, Waiting to Announce the Midseason Schedule, and More

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The Upfronts have officially kicked off, with the TV networks announcing their news and returning shows, what’s been canceled, and how their programming schedule will take shape for the season.  After announcing Fox’s 2014-2015 programming schedule, Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, held a conference call to discuss their line-up and answer questions.

During the interview, Reilly talked about waiting to announce their mid-season schedule until they see how things shake out a bit, their desire to do year-round programming, how they’re determining episode orders for each show, their expectations for Gotham season 1, why they think it’s the perfect fit for the network, and why 16 episodes were ordered for its first season, figuring out the best way to end Glee, and why they’ll stay in the animation business.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Fox Executive Kevin Reilly Talks Batman Origin Story GOTHAM, BROADCHURCH Remake GRACEPOINT, WAYWARD PINES, SLEEPY HOLLOW Season 2 & More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up. During the interview, he talked about where things are at with the event series Wayward Pines and Gracepoint (the American version of Broadchurch), how Gotham will very much be the Batman origin story with many of the well known characters, and that the series will lead up to Bruce Wayne finally putting on the Batman cape in the final episode, the 13-episode second season of Sleepy Hollow, and the likelihood that Bones will return for another season, with Stephen Nathan as showrunner, since Hart Hanson will be moving on with Backstrom.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox, Talks New Episodes of 24, NEW GIRL Landing the Post-Super Bowl Slot, and GLEE

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After releasing its new primetime schedule, Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, held a conference call to talk about some of the changes and additions that were made.  Even though a number of new drama series and comedies were announced, most of the attention seems to be focused on the return of 24, likely to return in May as a compressed 12-episode run that, if successful, could become a more regular event on the network.

During the interview, Reilly also talked about how they’re going to approach their comedy block this year, why New Girl gets the post-Super Bowl slot, and where Gleewill be heading in the next two seasons.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

FOX Exec Kevin Reilly Talks Dual Storylines on GLEE, Pairing BONES and THE FOLLOWING, and More; Says IN LIVING COLOR Reboot Is Dead

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the network’s current and upcoming line-up.  During this interview, he talked about the impact that recent violent events will have on his decision-making process, as they go into pilot season, the status of the In Living Color reboot, how he feels the dual stories are going on Glee, why they’re pairing up Bones with The Following on Monday nights, and that they definitely plan to continue developing genre shows, after the end of Fringe.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Kevin Reilly (Fox President of Entertainment) Talks the Future of GLEE, THE MINDY PROJECT, the Final Season of FRINGE, Seth MacFarlane and More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about where things stand with some of the new comedies and dramas, as well as old favorites, Glee and Fringe.  During the interview, he spoke about their new comedy block which includes New Girl, Raising Hope, Ben and Kate and The Mindy Project, what Glee 2.0 will look like, the importance of giving Fringe a final season, how they’ll approach genre programming in the future, their hope for Primetime Emmy nominations next year, and the likelihood of Seth MacFarlane returning to live-action on the network.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

This Season of HOUSE M.D. Will Be the Last

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After much speculation, the producers of House M.D. have finally come to a smart decision. The current eighth season of the medical drama series starring Hugh Laurie will be the last. With Lisa Edelstein opting not to come back this season, the writing was on the wall for Dr. Gregory House to end his practice, and now it’s official. While the show certainly should come to an end at this point, this season has been surprisingly decent, especially with new cast members like Charlyne Yi and Odette Annable. The most recent episode, a departure from the show’s usual formula, was one of the best of the season, and while the writers certainly still have some fight left in them, it’s time to give House and his team a respectful exit. Does that mean we’ll see some old faces stop by for a clean wrap up? We’ll have to wait and see. Hit the jump for a heartfelt thanks and farewell from producers David Shore, Katie Jacobs and Hugh Laurie, as well as a statement from Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Kevin Reilly (President of Entertainment at Fox) Talks HOUSE, FRINGE Season 5, TERRA NOVA Season 2 & the GLEE Spin-Off

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about where things stand with a number of their popular and long-running series. While he did say that the Jonah Hill animated series Allen Gregory was officially canceled, he said they still haven’t made final decisions on House, Fringe or Terra Nova, for further seasons, and shared some insight into how those calls will be made. And, although there will not be a Glee spin-off with Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer, Reilly said that show creator Ryan Murphy has come up with a cool idea for the show to continue beyond the graduation of some of the favorite characters, with them still involved in the series. Check out what he had to say about all the series after the jump.

Updates on GLEE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, Seth MacFarlane’s COSMOS, TERRA NOVA, FRINGE, BONES, BREAKING IN, HOUSE and More

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As part of the TCA Press Tour presentation for Fox, President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly took some time to talk about the focus of their returning series for the Fall season, the possibility of further seasons for a number of those shows, and the role that their new line-up will play, in determining the future of the network. Here are the most interesting points:

  • Season 3 of Glee will return its focus on the core characters and relationships, with three of the original cast graduating this season. There are not going to be any big guest stars this season, or tribute episodes.
  • There is no doubt that Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk will be able to manage their time on both Glee and their new FX drama series American Horror Story.
  • Fox has made the unique decision to team up with Seth MacFarlane to produce  Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, a 13-part sequel to the Emmy-winning 1980 PBS docu-series from Carl Sagan.
  • The folks behind Terra Nova are right on track with where that show needs to be, in order to have the episodes ready for their air dates, and Fox believes they’ve got a real shot with the epic series.
  • Kevin Reilly is happy with where things are at with both Fringe and Bones, and hopes both of those series will be continuing with future seasons. And, although they are considering a Season 8 for House, even involved wants to be sure to go out on top creatively, so no decision has been made yet.
  • An option has been extended with the cast of Breaking In, so there is still some slim hope that that series could return, at some point.

Hit the jump for more of what he had to say:

Fox’s Time Travel Show TERRA NOVA Delayed Again

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While Fox had previously announced their big sci-fi show Terra Nova would premiere in May by airing the pilot, Kevin Reilly (President of Entertainment at Fox) has announced that the show has been pushed back until the fall.  Here’s his statement:

“Terra  Nova is one of the most ambitious television series ever produced.  The cutting-edge visual effects used to create the world of Terra  Nova, which is of massive scope and scale, require more time to be realized. This aspect of the series is essential, so we are pushing back the special early preview date to give the visual effects team the time needed for their ground-breaking work.”

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Fox Orders a Full Season for RAISING HOPE

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Despite the fact that Lone Star and My Generation have already been axed (and shows like Running Wilde and Outlaw are on the bubble), at least one series has already garnered enough to success to warrant a full season order. Today Fox announced (via press release) their order for 9 more episodes of Raising Hope for a full season order of 22 episodes altogether. The family comedy is the first new series to snag a full season order. Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly says, “With Raising Hope, Greg Garcia captures a smart take on the working-class family with a great mix of wild comedy and a big dose of heart. The show is running like a Swiss clock, and we’re very happy with how well audiences have responded so far – so we’re confident it will build an even bigger audience throughout the season.” Anyone out there completely stoked about this?

Fox Renews GLEE for a Third Season While in the Middle of Its First

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That’s no typo in the headline.  Fox just announced its official Fall 2010 schedule, which included a second season for hit high school musical Glee.  But the network is getting a jumpstart on 2011 by renewing Glee for a third season before show has a chance to finish its debut season in June.  The freshman series has been an unqualified success on Fox this season: it is the number one new show of the year in adults 18-49, and in recent weeks has trailed only its American Idol lead-in for the weekly crown.

Notably, the sixth and final season of Lost that just ended on my coast was promised back in season three, while last year CBS gave The Big Bang Theory a joint third/fourth season order.  But I don’t recall another show that has aired less than a season to get the magical two-season pickup — at least not in the live action arena.  Largely due to the lengthy production schedule of primetime animation, Fox ordered a second season of The Cleveland Show before it ever aired an episode.  Such is the power of Macfarlanimation.  Check out quotes from Fox exec Kevin Reilly and show creator Ryan Murphy after the jump.

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