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[08/05/11 - 01:48 PM]
Reilly: "Bones," "House" Futures TBD; "Glee" Spin-Off Still An Option
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX entertainment president Kevin Reilly told reporters at the TCA Summer Press Tour he didn't expect to make any news during the network's executive session. Ultimately he did, shedding light on the futures of "Bones" and "House," affirming talks of a potential "Glee" spin-off, among other things.

Here's a breakdown of the notable topics:

-- "The spin-off was in the wind, it still is in the wind. We haven't sort of said we're not doing it," Reilly said about the much-ballyhooed "Glee" spin-off. "The short answer is we have collectively decided let's revisit that in the back half of this year when it should be visited."

-- Reilly went on to tout that "Glee" feels "so focused this year. You're going to see a back to basics year this year... They have an incredibly clean arc. There will be a graduation at the end. We know the three characters that will be graduating. How that's going to play out I'm not going to say. There's going to be surprises. It's not going to be predictable." He added that there initially won't be any artist themed or guest star driven episodes out of the gate.

-- Reilly admitted that "Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey" doesn't "feel like a natural fit on FOX," but sees value in its generational impact. "This show is not going to be Thursday at 9 o'clock... but we have plenty of real estate that we can use this to seed it." He adds that there's talk of a feature component to it.

-- Reilly affirmed "Breaking In" is still being considered for the previously announced four comedy block planned for Tuesdays in March. "It still has a shot," he said. "They've agreed to extend an option so we've kept it alive. And you know what, stranger things have happened." Reilly added that they're in pre-production on the pilot for the retooled version of Rob Thomas's "Little in Common."

-- "I don't expect 'Fringe' to grow, it's a pretty complex show." Reilly said about the Friday drama. "If 'Fringe' can do exactly what it did last year we're going to be very, very happy with it."

-- "I think the producer would like to keep it going, we'd love to keep it going," Reilly said when asked about the future of "Bones." "We're going to revisit that later in the year but we've been pretty darn happy with the performance of 'Bones' on Thursday night."

-- Reilly said he can't confirm it's the last season of "House." "[The producers] want to go out strong so we're going to revisit this later in the fall and decide whether this is the last year of the show on FOX or not. Universal will then have the decision of whether they'd like to try to keep the show going somewhere else." He'd later reveal said decision would likely come in October and that star Hugh Laurie is locked up for one more season beyond this coming one.

Following the session, Reilly took a few minutes to answer additional questions from a gaggle of reporters.

-- On the sagging ratings for "So You Think You Can Dance": "'So You Think You Can Dance' is going to be part of our summer profile going forward. I think we need to freshen up our summer and I anticipate next summer we will."

-- On the Tim Kring drama pilot "Touch": "I actually watched 'Touch' last night, the Kiefer Sutherland thing. That's potentially, that could be an extraordinary show... We're staffed on 'Touch,' we're anticipating that show is going [to go]. They're writing scripts right now... To be honest with you, if the pilot was lousy, we wouldn't even have [this] conversation. I think the pilot's potentially great."

-- "Even in success there's no scenario that 'Terra Nova' comes back this year for timing reasons," Reilly said about the new drama, which has completed five of its 13 planned episodes. "Whether it's 22 next year, contractually it's 22. Whether that's something we can ultimately do we're going to have to see."

-- On their production commitments to "Bones" and spin-off "The Finder": "13 'Bones' this year, 13 'Finder.' If [Emily Deschanel] comes back we may do a few more. Because we've said if you're back early we'll do a few more but we can't, it's just going to be physically impossible for her to get the full [22-episode] order." He subsequently affirmed those 13 episodes of "Bones" will be sandwiched around the 13 episodes of "Finder."

-- And lastly, Reilly says the 90-minute editions of "X Factor" on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October will be used as lead-ins for additional airings of its comedies as well as potentially "Mobbed."





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· BONES (FOX)
· BREAKING IN (FOX)
· COSMOS - A SPACETIME ODYSSEY (FOX)
· FINDER, THE (FOX)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· FRINGE (FOX)
· GLEE (FOX)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· LITTLE IN COMMON (FOX)
· MOBBED (FOX)
· SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE (FOX)
· TERRA NOVA (FOX)
· TOUCH (FOX)
· X FACTOR, THE (FOX)





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