The foremost authority on breaking entertainment news since its debut, "Entertainment Tonight" (ET), is the No. 1 syndicated entertainment newsmagazine in the world. The show entered its 30th season on September 13, 2010.

Since its inception, "Entertainment Tonight" has broadcast more than 7,700 daily shows—a television milestone by any standard. Widely regarded as a staple of American culture and the "most-watched entertainment newsmagazine in the world," ET is a broadcast phenomenon with U.S. versions appearing in China, France and Australia. In addition, Canada has its own version of the show.

Over the years, ET has earned a reputation for covering the entertainment industry with a steady stream of news stories on celebrities, film, television, music, fashion, award shows and special events in a trend-setting, groundbreaking format. By virtually creating this genre, ET paved the way for news outlets the world over to cover entertainment news. As the undisputed industry leader, ET regularly enjoys the status of being first with celebrity news, and has earned a reputation as a "safe harbor" for stars to tell their stories and set the record straight about their lives. ET was also the first syndicated newsmagazine—along with sister show "The Insider"—to be produced in high-definition (HD).

Under the leadership of executive producer Linda Bell Blue, ET's talented on-air personalities include anchor Mary Hart, who anchored the show for its first 29 years before departing; newly appointed anchor and former special correspondent Nancy O'Dell; co-anchor Mark Steines; respected film historian and correspondent Leonard Maltin; Chris Jacobs as correspondent; and correspondent Samantha Harris.

Comprised of breaking news stories, exclusive set visits, first looks at upcoming film and television projects, as well as candid, one-on-one interviews with Hollywood's greatest talents and celebrities, ET's regular segments include "Now Trending," a quick round up of the day's biggest stories; "Celebrity GPS," a daily look at stars out and about in various locations across the globe; and "The ET Vault," " an in-depth retrospective on the careers of a featured celebrities, utilizing archive footage from ET's 29 year history.

A previous daily feature entitled "The Insider," which gave the scoop on inside Hollywood info, was spun off in 2004 into its own stand alone nightly, entertainment newsmagazine of the same name. It premiered as the highest-rated debut of any newsmagazine in syndication since 1996.

ET has been the No. 1 syndicated newsmagazine for the past 79 consecutive sweeps (totaling over 19 years): No. 1 among homes, No. 1 among women 18-49 and No. 1 among women 25-54.

"Entertainment Tonight" is produced and distributed by CBS Television Distribution and is taped in Studio City, California. Linda Bell Blue is executive producer. Heidi Clements is Co-Executive Producer. Nancy O'Dell is host; Mark Steines is co-host. Samantha Harris and Chris Jacobs are correspondents. Leonard Maltin is film historian/correspondent.

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Network: Syndicated
Genre: News
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: September 14, 1981
Seasons: 30
Production Company: CBS Television Distribution

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