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Is Kevin Reilly finally gone from NBC?

by Joel Keller, posted May 29th 2007 9:38AM
Kevin ReillyIt's a rumor that's been going around Hollywood for years; heck, we even mistakenly thought this was going to happen last year. But now it looks like NBC Universal president Jeff Zucker has finally had enough and is replacing the president of NBC Entertainment, Kevin Reilly.

Over the weekend, Nikki Finke of LA Weekly reported on her blog that Reilly will be replaced by two people: producer Ben Silverman, whose company brought The Office and Ugly Betty to the U.S., will be in charge of the entertainment side and Marc Graboff, currently NBCU Television's West Coast chief, will run the business side. Bill Carter of The New York Times is also reporting on the change, but in a less definitive manner.

Reilly is being removed less than three months after signing a new contract, but apparently the network's low ratings and conservative 2007-08 schedule outweighed Reilly's development of Heroes, My Name is Earl, 30 Rock,and The Office in the eyes of Zucker.

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Brent McKee

They'll never fire Zucker. Every failure he has results in him getting a promotion. If NBC-Universal were to go broke tomorrow they'd make him chairman of GE.

May 29 2007 at 11:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I wonder if NBC will ever try "stability" . maybe that's a way to get your network back on track.

May 29 2007 at 1:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Shouldn't they have fired Jeff Zucker instead? He's the one who made all the bad decisions to get NBC into the toilet in the first place, and then hired this guy.

May 29 2007 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Santiago Leon

good thing he didn't have control over the office


May 29 2007 at 10:05 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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