Entertainment Tonight, (stylized as ET), is an American first-run syndicated entertainment television newsmagazine that is distributed by CBS Television Distribution throughout the United States, and is broadcast on the Global Television Network in Canada, and on networks in many countries around the world. As of 2015, the program's weekday broadcasts are anchored by Nancy O'Dell and Kevin Frazier, while the weekend editions are anchored by Cameron Mathison and Nischelle Turner.
It is the longest-running entertainment news program on television, having made its premiere telecast on September 14, 1981; it was also the first syndicated program to be distributed via satellite. Until the start of the 2013–14 television season, the program made the claim in on-air introductions at the start of the program and in some promotions that it was "the most watched entertainment news magazine in the world" (though by which measures this claim was verified have never been revealed).
It was announced on January 30, 2006, that Entertainment Tonight was renewed through the 2011–12 season, which was the show's 30th season. Since the 2014–15 awards season, the staff and hosts of ET have handled all red carpet event coverage for the cable network Pop (which CBS Television Distribution parent CBS Corporation has owned since August 2013, when it acquired a 50% interest in the network, named at the time as TV Guide Network); event coverage produced by the program airs on that network in the lead-up to award and movie premiere events as an extension of ET, usually under the umbrella title, ET at the (event name).
In its early years, ET was co-produced in association with TeleRep (which ended its association with the program in 1991), Cox Broadcasting (which relinquished its production interest in 1997), and Taft/Great American Broadcasting (which also ended its production association in 1991). Paramount Domestic Television would later absorb the syndication companies that the latter two companies had once owned: Rysher Entertainment (formerly owned by Cox) and Worldvision Enterprises (formerly owned by Taft/Great American).