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‘Love Connection’ Reboot Hosted by Andy Cohen Set at Fox

'The Bachelor' exec producer Mike Fleiss will exec produce the revival of the classic game show that will air in the summer.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Reality TV Roundtable With Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More

In the last of the seven-episode series, Nick Cannon, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Mike Darnell talk lazy reboots, show fears and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump.

‘500 Questions’ Producer Mike Darnell Talks Casting for Reality Shows

"There's a difference between a host and a judge, and someone on a reality show."

Reality TV Roundtable: Mark Cuban, LL Cool J and More Reveal Contestant Psych Tests, Talk Kids’ Shows and Trash Trump

Six top unscripted players — also including Mike Darnell, Jane Lynch, Guy Fieri and Nick Cannon — unleash on lazy reboots, what scares them most about making these shows (hint: A-list celebrities) and the rise of reality TV star turned presidential candidate Donald Trump: "It's the thing where people feel like, 'He's just like me, I know him, I've seen him on TV, he speaks my language.'"

NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’ Renewed for Second Season

The Ellen DeGeneres-produced game show has scored an early pickup after airing only two episodes.

New Wave of Game Shows Hit TV as Reality Looks to the Post-‘Idol’ Landscape

Summer tests a crop of competition shows, starting with Mike Darnell and Mark Burnett collaboration '500 Questions.'

Reality Power: The Declining Clout of the Broadcast Unscripted Chief

Big gambles (and big failures) have led to more turnover in the executive ranks, leaving posts vacant for months on end: "It isn't a thankless job; it's a tough job. … You've really got to knock it out of the park every single time."

Mark Burnett and Mike Darnell Partnering on ABC Game Show ‘500 Questions’

Billed as an "event," the project gets a direct-to-series order

Fox Reality Chief Simon Andreae on ‘Utopia’ Experiment, Fixing ‘Idol’ and His New Network Bosses

The man who launched 'Naked and Afraid' talks about the Fox exec shuffle, the challenges of live TV and Gary Newman and Dana Walden's casting input on his first big show

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

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

Reality Producers 5×5 Media Exit Electus for Warner Horizon Television (Exclusive)

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

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

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.