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NBC Programming Chief Reilly Gets the Axe

kreilly.jpgFollowing hot on the heels of a horrible television season, NBC has fired Kevin Reilly, its chief programming executive. Reilly, who had worked for the network for three years, was probably shocked, seeing as how the Washington Post reports that he recently signed a brand new three-year contract.

I guess the network felt it was time for a change. With the failure of much-touted, edgy new shows, like the Matthew Perry vehicle "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," NBC could not climb out of fourth place. So despite the few hits during his tenure, including the acclaimed "Friday Night Lights" and the popular show "Heroes," Reilly was ushered out. Taking his place will be two men: Ben Silverman, who brought "The Office" and "Ugly Betty" to the U.S., and Marc Graboff who has had business experience in the television network industry. --Chris Sardelli

Posted by Chris on May 29, 2007 7:18 PM
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Ack! I thought Reilly was one of the few network executives that showed an understanding of how to handle a serial drama. I am weirdly bummed out about this.

-- Posted by: Fred at May 29, 2007 10:14 PM

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