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Fox Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly Stepping Down

Fox boss Kevin Reilly announced Thursday that he will step down by the end of June.

"[Fox Networks Group CEO] Peter [Rice] and I have been discussing this transition for a while, and now with a robust new slate of programming for next season and strength in the FBC ranks, it felt like the timing was as right as it could be," Reilly said in a statement. "I couldn't be more thankful to my team — a group of creative, tireless and fun people whose fellowship I will miss." 

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Fox: Fringe, Lie to Me Not Dead; X Factor and Idol "Completely Different"

Fringe may be moving to Fridays, but Fox says the show is far from over.

"I beg you not to write the eulogy prematurely," Fox President of Entertainment Kevin Reilly said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association's winter preview. "It's a show we're passionate about .... I really hope those fans would stick with it... I'd be heartbroken if it went away."

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Reilly also said that if viewers who watched the show on Thursdays followed the show to Fridays, it would be enough. "It would significantly improve our Friday night in terms of numbers and quality. ...  If our fans stick with us, the show could stay on the air for many years."

As for Lie to Me, which halted production to make room for new cop drama The Chicago Code this spring...read more

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