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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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