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  1. Best of 2013: The Top 10 TV Stories of the Year That Was

    12:00 pm 12/31/2013

    "Glee" loses its quarterback, "Breaking Bad" says farewell, "The Walking Dead" leads cable's charge, NBC sings, "Scandal" skyrockets and more.Read more

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  2. Reality Producers 5x5 Media Exit Electus for Warner Horizon Television (Exclusive)

    12:53 pm 12/4/2013

    New Warner reality topper Mike Darnell makes his first overall deal with the company behind "King of the Nerds."Read more

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  3. Jason Blum, Mike Darnell Sell Haunted House Project to ABC (Exclusive)

    3:58 pm 11/22/2013

    The unscripted pilot order marks the first big network sale for the former Fox chief and builds on Blum's business in the increasingly popular horror business.Read more

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  4. MIPCOM: Naomi Campbell, Dean Norris, Mike Darnell Among Stars in Cannes

    12:57 pm 10/8/2013

    The small screen's big names promote their shows to international buyers.Read more

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  5. What's Behind the Broadcast Reality Exec Purge? (Analysis)

    5:00 am 9/25/2013

    ABC's John Saade is the third out of four unscripted chiefs out as the network franchises age and desperation sets in for a new "Duck Dynasty"-size hit.Read more

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  6. ABC Family's Brooke Bowman Welcomes a Son, Amy Powell Becomes President of Paramount TV: Hitched, Hatched, Hired

    10:17 pm 7/22/2013

    "Modern Family's" Jesse Tyler Fergus marries Justin Mikita, Adam Levine becomes engaged to Victoria's Secret model Behati Prinsloo, and more.Read more

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  7. Fox Taps David Hill to Oversee 'American Idol,' 'X Factor'

    4:54 pm 6/5/2013

    The News Corp. veteran, experienced sports and live events exec and notoriously tough negotiator will step in immediately.Read more

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  8. 'American Idol': Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

    2:00 pm 6/4/2013

    The longtime friends, who helped launch the Fox show in 2002, won't be around for season 13, say sources.Read more

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  9. Fox's Mike Darnell: Did He Jump, or Was He Pushed?

    5:00 am 5/29/2013

    The reality chief claimed the exit was his decision, but sources say "American Idol's" plunging ratings are likely at fault; Darnell tells THR, "I can't imagine that if 'M*A*S*H' had been on for 10 years … it would have been pummeled the same way."Read more

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  10. Jennifer Hudson in Negotiations to Judge 'American Idol'

    6:15 pm 5/24/2013

    The season 13 panel is starting to take shape with the former finalist close to coming onboard, says a source.Read more

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