Mary Hart: A Daytime TV Career With Legs

Mary Hart, the former longtime host of Entertainment Tonight, will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Sunday, April 30, at the 44th Daytime Emmy Awards. Here’s look at her impressive run as a host on the first and still No.1 syndicated entertainment news magazine.

Mary Hart Returns to ‘ET’ For 35th Anniversary

After Hart, A Deluge Of Meaner Celebrity TV?

Mary Hart, the Entertainment Tonight anchor, leaves the show today after 29 years, during which she helped usher in a new celebrity television age. Hart, with her deep contact list and blindingly bright personality, has been the genre’s No. 1 ambassador. When she leaves — of her own accord: she was not pushed — she will be another sign that celebrity-oriented television is undergoing a generational changing of the guard. The gentle world of celebrity journalism is fading, replaced by the Hollywood Babylon of Perez Hilton and TMZ.

Carsey-Werner To Join NAB Hall Of Fame

Entertainment Tonight’s Mary Hart will host the induction of Carsey-Werner Productions into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame during the NAB Show in Las Vegas on April 11.

Nancy O’Dell Replacing Mary Hart On ‘ET’

Former Access Hollywood co-anchor Nancy O’Dell will replace Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight. O’Dell will join the syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in January as a special correspondent. After Hart leaves the show next year, O’Dell will step into the role of co-host alongside Mark Steines.