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Mike Darnell renews contract with Fox

Mike Darnell, president of alternative programming at Fox, has renewed his contract at the net for another three years.
July 12, 2010

Mike Darnell, president of alternative programming at Fox, has renewed his contract at the net for another three years. First reported on New York Magazine’s Vulture blog, the news breaks weeks before the launch of a new Fox cooking competition featuring Gordon Ramsay, the American version of international smash MasterChef. Darnell has been with the net since 1994, and currently oversees its biggest unscripted hits, American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. He’ll also be behind Simon Cowell’s new talent series for Fox, The X-Factor, coming to the U.S. in 2011.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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