After speculation at the broadcast networks’ upfront presentations about how much longer Kevin Reilly might remain at Fox, the executive has stepped down, and the speculation is turning to the question of who might replace him, reports AdWeek.
One name that has been put forward is that of FX President John Landgraf, but given that Fox owns the cable network, “it might want to keep Landgraf where's he's successful — and anyway, he's insisted he's not interested,” the story reports.
The piece adds: “Reilly's direct reports are all due to have their hotel expenses approved by network group Chairman Peter Rice for the moment. It's hard to know who will end up with such a high profile (and, frankly, thankless job),” but the article offers a few suggestions.
They include AMC President Charlie Collier, who AdWeek notes is “not afraid to take risks and he knows the advertising biz upside down and sideways from his time on the sales side,” and NBCUniversal Chief Content Officer Jeff Wachtel.
Other contenders include David Nevins of Showtime, who worked at Fox as executive vice president of programming for three years, where he developed “24”; and Netflix head of content Ted Sarandos, the piece adds.