Television March 30, 2017 TV Titan Mike Darnell Opens Up About Storied Career, ‘American Idol’ Rumors, and ‘Love Connection’ Reboot Getty Mike Darnell is the trailblazing television mogul who pioneered reality TV with smash hits “American Idol,” “Temptation Island,” “Hell's Kitchen” and “Little Big Shots"… just to name a few! The TV titan opened up to “Extra” as he joined Bravo's Andy Cohen at a special Television Academy event. Darnell, the Warner Brothers President of Unscripted and Alternative Television, got candid about his storied career, those “American Idol” rumors and his new “Love Connection” reboot. Watch! #Television #TrendingStories More Is ‘American Idol’ Returning to TV?