'ET' Mary Hart's massive salary cut, 'Bachelor's' Chris Harrison hosts Miss America

mary-hart-320.jpgYour 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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