Fox's Darnell is optimistic on "Idol," "Genius"

02/16/2010 | Broadcasting & Cable

Mike Darnell, Fox's president of alternative entertainment, said Ellen DeGeneres is fitting right in at "American Idol," but he refused to comment on rumors that Howard Stern could come aboard. He also said Fox is re-shooting the show "Our Little Genius," and has high hopes for the future. "If everything works out, with 'Dance' in summer, 'X Factor' in fall and 'Idol' in January -- if all those shows were operating -- we would be untouchable as a network," Darnell said.

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