Until recently, I had thought that Dunkleman was let go from American Idol when the producers decided to go with only one host. Can't belive he left on his own accord. That has to be hard to stomach for him.
With that Seacrest deal and the recent offer of 100 million to 144 million for Simon Cowell to return for another season, I wonder how much money Fox is making off of AI?
He still has several years left on his current contract unless something else is going on. From wiki
In 2006, Cowell signed to two more record-breaking deals. In the USA, he agreed to remain as a judge on American Idol, earning £20 million ($33 million) per season for another five years