Originally created 05/05/04

NBC names Kevin Reilly as entertainment president



NEW YORK -- Kevin Reilly, a top deputy in the NBC entertainment department, was appointed head of the division on Monday.

Reilly will still report to Jeff Zucker, who was recently promoted to president of the NBC entertainment, news and cable group. Zucker will be relocating to New York and the entertainment president's job is Los Angeles-based.

Reilly has been working at NBC since last fall after being entertainment president at FX, where he helped develop such shows as "The Shield" and "Nip/Tuck."

Since joining NBC, he's been working on program development. NBC has been concentrating on developing comedies with the upcoming end of "Friends" and "Frasier," and will introduce its new schedule to advertisers later this month.

Reilly will also be in charge of late-night and daytime entertainment programming for the network as well as prime time.