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Anti-Pilot Season Fox Boss Kevin Reilly Calls it Quits

Top Fox network executive Kevin Reilly is leaving his post. Reilly, who has served as Fox's Entertainment Chairman since 2007, announced his resignation today following a rough TV season ratings-wise.

In January, Reilly announced he wanted to abandon broadcast TV's traditional pilot season model, in which networks spend a bunch of money to film pilot episodes of dozens of prospective shows every spring, only to pick up a handful of them in the fall. Reilly had just started to implement this plan, giving comedies Mulaney and Will Forte's Last Man on Earth straight-to-series orders. Time will tell whether his successor continues with his plan to abandon [...]

Fox to Stop Ordering Pilots, Will Order Full Series Immediately Instead

The Fox network is making some major changes to how they develop new shows this season, and it could be part of a trend that finds the other broadcast networks following suit.

Fox chairman Kevin Reilly announced today that the network will no longer be running on the "pilot season" schedule that all major networks have been using for decades now. Under that old system, networks ordered dozens of pilots of potential shows each spring before selecting just a few to turn into series in the fall. Instead, Fox will be developing shows year-round and giving straight to series orders instead of wasting a ton of resources and [...]