Kevin Reilly


Reilly: Fox will bypass pilot season

US network Fox has declared itself out of the pilots game. Appearing at the net’s Television Critics Association tour presentation, the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster’s chairman, entertainment, Kevin Reilly unveiled a slide reading, ‘R.I.P. Fox “Pilot season”, 1986-2013’ and declared: “We are going to be bypassing pilot season.” This not the first time a US […]

Fox adapts Swedish crime novels

US broadcaster Fox has again tapped the Scandinavian market to bolster its drama slate with a 13-episode series order based on novels from criminologist Leif G.W. Persson. Backstrom is being created by Hart Hanson (Bones) and will focus on a cranky Portland detective, played by Rainn Wilson (The American Office), who tries to change his […]

Simon Andreae lands Darnell’s Fox role, Sony project in doubt

Fox Broadcasting has handed Simon Andreae the coveted role at the top of its alternative programming unit following the departure of long time incumbent Mike Darnell. The move brings to an end Fox’s long search for a replacement for Darnell, who left earlier this year after nearly two decades with the 21st Century Fox-owned broadcaster. […]

Fox inks digital deal with YouTube channel WIGS

US broadcaster Fox has inked a deal with YouTube drama channel WIGS. The pair will develop and test content on the female-skewed YouTube channel under the terms of a multiyear agreement. Wigs is the YouTube partner channel created by Black Swan producer Jon Avnet and In Treatment director Rodrigo Garcia. Launched last year, it offers […]