Fox's Reilly Praises Nbc For Leno Move

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly, who was fired from a similar post at NBC two years ago, has saluted his former employer for its decision to move Jay Leno into the 10 00 p.m. hour next fall. Saying he was surprised by the move, Reilly told the TV Critics Association winter tour in Los Angeles Tuesday, "I give them a lot of credit for signing up Jay. ... It's a smart strategic move for them in a very, very troubled place." It's a place that that Reilly himself doesn't have to be concerned about since Fox does not program the 10 00 hour. Reilly also indicated that he is intently working on developing live-action sitcoms for the network and that he has already ordered five pilots as part of a plan to rebuild its "live-action comedy brand.". Fox is currently the only major network that has no such shows on its schedule.



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