NBC Renews Reilly’s Contract

Mar 1, 2007  •  Post A Comment

NBC Entertainment President Kevin Reilly has renewed his contract with the network.

Putting an end to long-running speculation about his future at the network, Mr. Reilly has signed a multiyear agreement to continue in the position he’s held for the past three years. This season, Mr. Reilly has led NBC to a modest ratings resurgence, with the network up 6 percent among adults 18 to 49-the only major network showing season-to-date gains.

“We’re thrilled to sign Kevin to a new contract, and we’re looking forward to building on the outstanding progress he’s made to date, particularly launching the No. 1 new scripted series during each of the past two seasons,” said Marc Graboff, president, NBC Universal Television, West Coast. “We’re bringing in new viewers, and especially younger viewers, with this season’s buzzed-about, critically acclaimed lineup, and Kevin’s superb creative instincts and development skills have played a vital role in that progress.”

Mr. Reilly’s responsibilities continue to include prime time-including alternative, specials and long-form programs-late-night and daytime programming, and development, as well as scheduling and strategic planning for the NBC network.

Mr. Reilly, who began his career at NBC almost 19 years ago, was president of entertainment at FX before he returned to NBC in 2003 as president of primetime development. He was named president of NBC Entertainment in 2004.

(Editor: Horowitz)