Kevin Reilly, formerly the president of entertainment for the company, will oversee all the network’s programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs.
Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly was promoted today to chairman of entertainment with an expanded role at the No. 1 network. Reilly now oversees all programming, scheduling, marketing, business affairs and Fox’s new production subsidiary Animation Domination HD, in addition to continuing to oversee scripted programming and Fox’s digital channels.
“Kevin is a uniquely gifted executive with the strategic vision and creative instincts to ensure that Fox continues to drive the future of our industry,” said Peter Rice, Fox Networks Group chairman and CEO, in a statement.
Last season, Fox ranked No. 1 in primetime among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 with shows like American Idol, Glee and the sitcom New Girl.
In 2007, Reilly joined Fox after a short-lived stint as NBC entertainment president where he’s credited with bringing the network shows like 30 Rock. Prior to NBC, he was entertainment president at Fox-owned cable network FX, where he overhauled it from a mid-tier channel into a highly regarded network for original programming such as The Shield and Nip/Tuck.
“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,” Reilly said in a statement.