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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.

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

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

What’s Behind the Broadcast Reality Exec Purge? (Analysis)

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.

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

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

Fox Taps David Hill to Oversee ‘American Idol,’ ‘X Factor’

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

‘American Idol’: Executive Producers Nigel Lythgoe, Ken Warwick Are Out

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

Fox’s Mike Darnell: Did He Jump, or Was He Pushed?

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."

Jennifer Hudson in Negotiations to Judge ‘American Idol’

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

Mike Darnell on Fox Exit: ‘It Wasn’t About ‘Idol’ ‘ (Q&A)

The departing reality chief talks to THR about the "excrutiating" decision to leave the network after 18 years, what he found most frustrating about the job, and where he might go next.

Mike Darnell Exits as Fox Reality Boss

The president of alternative entertainment who helped put Fox on the map will step down from his position at the end of June after seeing the network's reality woes deepen during the 2012-13 season.

Fox’s Mike Darnell on ‘American Idol’ Premiere Ratings: ‘We’re Relieved’

The network's president of alternative programming promises more action in the coming episodes and lambasts competitive shows where judges "are worried about their image too much."

‘American Idol’ at TCA: 5 Things We Learned About Season 12

Journalists attending Tuesday's Television Critics Association confab in Pasadena got their first taste of the season to come, and it had plenty of bite.