Breaking News: Fox says THE FOLLOWING is the next 24

Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy in THE FOLLOWING - Season 1 | ©2012 Fox/Patrick Ecclesine

While speaking to the press this morning before Fox’s Upfront presentation in New York, Kevin Reilly, Fox’s Entertainment President Kevin Reilly teased that the 15-episode mid-seasons series THE FOLLOWING starring Kevin Bacon as an ex-FBI agent who is brought back in to track down an elusive serial killer (James Purefoy) could be a successor to their former Kiefer Sutherland hit 24. “I think we found it,” says Reilly. “Kevin Williamson, who created DAWSON’S CREEK and the SCREAM franchise — he’s the real deal. He pitched us a highly serialized show tracking down a serial killer. The pilot ended up being […]Read On »

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TCA News: NBC explains decision to bench COMMUNITY and no, it’s not cancelled

Joel McHale in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Biology 101" | ©2011 NBC/Lewis Jacobs

When COMMUNITY was missing from NBC’s midseason schedule, many thought that this was the first nail in the coffin before cancellation. However, at today’s NBC TCA press tour session, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt wanted to clarify that COMMUNITY will be back once a time slot opens up. “COMMUNITY was moved to 8 a couple of years ago and that’s an incredibly competitive time slot on Thursdays,” says Greenblatt. “I’m curious what something else will do there. I don’t know if it makes sense to ask COMMUNITY to start off night again. We have a tight schedule with comedies and […]Read On »

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Breaking News: Fox talks about canceling HUMAN TARGET, LIE TO ME, THE CHICAGO CODE and others

HUMAN TARGET poster | ©Fox

It’s a tough TV business, and every year fan favorite shows get the boot in favor of new shows that sometimes don’t live up to the potential of the departing series. This year, Fox canceled many fan favorites including the three season LIE TO ME, the two season HUMAN TARGET and THE CHICAGO CODE and the comedies TRAFFIC LIGHT and BREAKING IN. While speaking to the press today about their Fall 2011 and Mid-season 2012 schedules, Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly spoke about major casualties this year at the network and why they had to make these hard decisions. “I […]Read On »

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TCA 2011: LIE TO ME still on bubble for renewal

© 2010 Fox/photo: Mathieu Young | Tim Roth in LIE TO ME - Season Three

Although LIE TO ME, which stars Tim Roth, has been a solid performer by Fox, it’s fate is still on the bubble according to Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly. “I like to believe there’s more upside to LIE TO ME,” he said while speaking at today’s Fox Winter TCA tour in Pasadena, CA. “It’s delivered a very loyal audience. When we stumbled with LONE STAR, it came in cold [into the Monday night timeslot].” The big problem, according to Reilly, is the wealth of good material on the network and the lack of time slots moving into the fall. “We […]Read On »

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