Fox programmers met with Rice late last week and came away with a sense that their creative sensibilities will mesh well with those of an exec who championed features such as “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Little Miss Sunshine.”
Rice is no stranger to the Fox crew. Rice and Fox Entertainment prexy Kevin Reilly have been friendly and complimentary to each other in the past and have similar reputations for championing critically acclaimed fare.
Still, insiders say that more changes are likely to come and that the restructuring will resonate throughout the entire company.
Reilly’s job is safe — particularly since it will take time for Rice to bone up on the TV industry. Reilly’s lieutenant, exec VP Matt Cherniss, isn’t going anywhere either. — read the whole story on Variety.com
This backs up some of our commenter’s predictions that Kevin Reilly is safe.