Fox’s Darnell Signs Three-Year Contract Renewal to Remain as Alternative Programming Chief

Jul 12, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Fox’s Mike Darnell has signed a new three-year contract to continue his job as president of alternative programming, reports Nellie Andreeva at Deadline.com

Darnell, who joined Fox in 1994, is now overseeing the network’s transition into a post-Simon Cowell period for its hit show "American Idol," the story points out. Darnell apparently quietly renewed the contract several weeks ago, the article adds.

During his last contract renewal in 2007, Darnell was given the president title and creative control over Fox’s unscripted development after receiving offers from seven competitors including NBC, Andreeva writes.


  1. Cool article, thanks. Would you expand on the second section in a little more detail please?

  2. Hurray for Mike. It’s hard to find someone that actually knows what he’s doing. Good luck you other guys in finding someone who can get the job done.
    Hurray for Fox in keeping him.

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