Reports: NBC Drops Reilly
The change comes after NBC suffered through another season of fourth-place ratings, finishing nearly a full point behind first-place
The shakeup, first reported by Deadline Hollywood Daily and later picked up by other outlets, will likely become official within the next couple of days. So far NBC is keeping quiet.
Reilly became president of NBC Entertainment in May 2004, following a stint as head of entertainment at
Despite those successes, however, NBC has remained stuck in fourth place for most of his tenure as its schedule has lacked the depth of
Silverman, a former agent who heads the production company Reveille, will likely have a major oversight role at the network, though his title and exact duties are still being worked out. Reports say he and Marc Graboff, president of NBC West Coast, may split duties involving the network and NBC Universal's syndication and cable businesses.
Reveille productions include "The Office," "The Biggest Loser,"