urx unit loader 'ET' Mary Hart's massive salary cut, 'Bachelor's' Chris Harrison hosts Miss America
mary hart 320 'ET' Mary Hart's massive salary cut, 'Bachelor's' Chris Harrison hosts Miss AmericaYour morning dose of TV news, bite-sized and fortified with iron:

Mary Hart is leaving “Entertainment Tonight,” but not before reportedly having her salary cut in half. We’re talking millions. [The Live Feed]

Coming up next, “The Bachelor’s” Chris Harrison will host the most dramatic Miss America yet. [ABC]

How extreme! Ty Pennington is trying for a daytime talk show. Will he make us cry? [Deadline]

Joan Rivers may have her E! “Fashion Police” post-award special turned into a weekly series. [Variety]

“Saturday Night Live” goes to IFC’s “Portlandia.” Fred Armisen to star in Lorne Michaels-produced show that affectionately portrays Portland peeps. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Showtime, debuts Oscar-winning film “The Hurt Locker” before the “Dexter” Season 5 premiere. Heh. Network will also give premium cable premiere to “Inglourious Basterds.” [Showtime]

NatGeo wants more “Locked Up Abroad” (extra 10 episodes ordered) and “Taboo” (renewed seventh season). [Variety]

Still think crime is a good idea? A&E greenlights a four-hour special “Beyond Scared Straight.” Not scared enough? They’re also bringing in the big guns. “Teach: Tony Danza” will premiere Oct. 1 [A&E]

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