Nancy O'Dell replaces Mary Hart on 'ET'
November 9th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Nancy O'Dell replaces Mary Hart on 'ET'

"Entertainment Tonight" has announced that Nancy O'Dell will take over the throne when Mary Hart ends her 30-year reign as the celebrity news program's co-host in 2011.

“I remember watching 'Entertainment Tonight' when it first premiered and dreaming about working for the show someday!" O'Dell said in a statement. "It is the original and the gold standard of entertainment news shows. Needless to say, I am thrilled that my dream has come true.

"I have greatly admired the show and the incomparable and esteemed Mary Hart - her quiet power and professionalism are beyond admirable. I am honored to be the one chosen to fill a TV legend's seat and I hope I can ‘do her proud!"

Beginning in January, O'Dell will ease into her "ET" duties as a special correspondent and substitute co-anchor for the show before taking over for Hart at the end of the season.

"Leaving this job was not an easy decision, but knowing I will pass the baton to Nancy O'Dell makes that decision much easier," says Hart, who joined "ET" in 1982 and announced her retirement in August. "Nancy is a talented and respected entertainment correspondent. We have spent many years working on opposite sides of the celebrity battlefield; I look forward to now working together, and I know the show will flourish with Nancy as co-anchor.”


soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. marquee.blogs.cnn.com

    Nancy odell replaces mary hart on et.. May I repost it? :)

    April 20, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. dee

    oh no,what happened to that pretty face ... why can't celebs just age gracefully ?

    December 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tina

    Congratulations to Nancy & Best Wishes to Mary. Two classy ladies !

    November 10, 2010 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. Beth H.

    I love Nancy! Such a great TV host. I look forward to watching her on ET. So glad they picked her!

    November 9, 2010 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary Ann

    Nancy O'Dell was the right choice for ET. No doubt about it. Beautiful inside and out! Nancy...I'm looking forward to seeing you on TV every night again. Congrats to you!

    November 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JAMES

    WHAT A PIECE OF ASS11111

    November 9, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Steven Seagal

    A younger plastic surgery hag replacing the older one.

    November 9, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. BillyHater

    I bet she is glad she does not have to work with that duche Billy Bush anymore

    November 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. CookDuds

    Mary – one who improves with age as with most worthy things are.

    November 9, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. George

    Another celeb that went under the knife – anyone else notice how it doesn't look like her? Even more obvious on her website!

    November 9, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Bill

    Nancy is a talented beauty, and Mary Hart is always fresh and a pleasure. I watched her in the beginning and still enjoy her. Good luck to them both.

    But I gave up on ET when it decided the tabloid trash and crime stories were the best lead it could have. OJ kicked it off, and since then it has been worse and worse. Last night, the first 10 seconds was about Natalie Holloway. In what way is she or was she Entertainment related? I mean other than morbid fascination. I never found out, I turned to Jeopardy.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dexter

    Lola,

    don't hate. Just because you feel threatened by Ms. Palin doesn't mean you should blame ET. If you can't handle Ms. Palins knowlege then continue to believe Obama's lies.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • goo6er

      "Ms Palin's knowledge"? I just love a healthy dose of sarcasm!

      November 9, 2010 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • d maher

      Yes Dexter. I'm sure Sarah told you the truth while you were having an affair with her. Just like you had with Mary Hart. LOL you are such a loser, you should move to Alaska to be with her.

      November 9, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lisa

    Dexter, maybe it is just that she couldn't achieve any with YOU! Just sayin'...

    November 9, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. Lola

    ET's pandering to the Palin family has driven me away. One talking head is the same as the next

    November 9, 2010 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dexter

    I had an affair with Mary Hart in 1996. She is unable to orgasm. She said she has never had one in her life.

    November 9, 2010 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. j

    What about Snookie?

    November 9, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  17. Wade

    Meaningless lives....who cares about the entertainment industry.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      IN RELATED NEWS WADES LIFE IS EVEN MORE MEANINGLESS AS HE TAKES THE TIME TO READ THE ENTERTAINMENT SECTION THAN MAKE FUN OF PPL WHO READ IT,

      November 9, 2010 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Lenoh No

      @cheefsfury: Well done, lad!

      Wade, you're hating just for hating's sake. I hope your day/life/outlook gets better.

      November 9, 2010 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Allonsy

      You clicked, you commented....

      November 9, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Vickie

      Then why are you on here reading it all, AND responding to it, hey Wade?

      November 9, 2010 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Chelopez

    Mary, Wish you well on your upcoming "personal" life. Wish you happiness. Nany is a good one, but no one can replace you!. Thank you for many years of keeping us up on "HOLLYWOOD!. Good luck and much happiness!
    YOU WILL BE MISSED!

    November 9, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  19. Anne

    What about Samantha Harris???

    November 9, 2010 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  20. Slobowitz

    I'd hit that.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  21. Eddie King

    Say, Eddie King Likes "Nancy O'Dell replaces Mary Hart on 'ET'"

    November 9, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Lenoh No

      Eddie, we've talked about this... :-I
      Now, please fling yourself into a pool full of famished phirana like a good boy.

      November 9, 2010 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  22. Bill

    I am going to miss Mary's legs.

    November 9, 2010 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  23. Digger Phelps

    Correction...I meant she is from Sumter, SC!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  24. Digger Phelps

    Nancy is a beauty from nearby Spartanburg, SC!!!

    November 9, 2010 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |

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