Our TCA coverage bonanza continues as FOX boss Kevin Reilly continues to offer updates on the network’s programming. With plenty of shows on the bubble, Reilly decided to tell the crowd at the winter tour just what was going to happen. He revealed that not only was freshman comedy Allen Gregory gone for good, but that Fringe and House may be the next ones out the door and in the TV graveyard.
Reilly confirmed that Allen Gregory, after it’s fall-to-mid-season run, is over and that there would be a second season. However, the network is working on new projects with Jonah Hill, which he failed to elaborate on or discuss at this time.
As for Fringe, the president seemed very cold when discussing the series, saying “We lose a lot of money on the show. At that rating, on [Friday] night, its impossible to make money. We’re not in the business of losing money…”
However, he says that fans shouldn’t be lighting their torches, sharpening their pitchforks, or getting their campaigns ready just yet. “I’m not doing the soft cancel here,” Reilly continued, “That’s another decision we will have to make. I don’t want to drop the ball on the end and let the fans down. Please don’t start the letter writing campaign now. I can’t take it…We haven’t even sat down with the producers and the studio.”
What about the long-rumored speculation that House is now in its final season? Reilly says, ”[House creator David Shore] agreed mutually to put [talk of this being the final season] off until after the first of the year. We haven’t had that meeting yet.”
As for Reilly’s personal feelings on House, he says, “it’s hard to imagine the network without House…It’s going to be a close call.” But, if this is indeed House’s final rounds, Reilly reassured that “It’s not going to be an unceremonious finish.”
We’ll keep you updated on the fate of both hit FOX dramas as information develops in the future.