Mere weeks ahead of the fall season, Fox Broadcasting Co.’s Kevin Reilly has been elevated to chairman of entertainment.
In his new role, Reilly will oversee all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs at the network.
“Kevin is a uniquely gifted executive with the strong strategic vision and creative instincts to ensure that Fox continues to drive the future of our industry,” said Peter Rice, who was recently promoted to chairman and CEO of Fox Networks Group. “We are incredibly fortunate to have him here and thrilled he will be with us for many more years.”
During Reilly’s five-year tenure, Fox has extended its reign as the top-rated network among the coveted 18-to-49 demo to a record eight consecutive seasons, thanks to such series as Glee and New Girl -- both greenlighted on his watch -- as well as longer-running juggernaut American Idol.
“I am grateful to Peter for extending my role at Fox, where I'm inspired every day by the incredible leadership of Joe Earley, Mike Darnell and our entire team at the network, as well as the leadership above us at News Corporation,” added Reilly, who joined Fox after a stint as NBC's entertainment chief. “This is a transformative time in our industry -- one that presents huge opportunities -- and we intend for Fox, and all of our programming, to remain the gold standard for innovation.”
Before joining Fox, Reilly was president of NBC Entertainment from 2004-07.
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