Nancy O'Dell is known as the co-host of the top rated entertainment talk show "Entertainment Tonight" but over the past three years she has developed a second career as a best-selling author of children's books and is quickly becoming known as much for being a celebrity parent as for her long and celebrated television show hosting career. The question within the entertainment world is whether Nancy is preparing for a move from the world of television hosting on a daily basis to a less rigorous schedule?
She has released three best-selling books and in late November 2013 released the educational app "Little Ashby Star Reporter: Santa's Big Premiere". When a renowned celebrity and entertainment personality such as Nancy O'Dell starts expanding into a different field it generally gives rise to rumours throughout Hollywood that maybe producers are looking for a new face and she is preparing for that possibility.
Nancy O'Dell is too smart to not have an exit plan from "Entertainment Tonight". She is the host of the top-rated show but she is also a mother who understands how Hollywood works. It would be better for her career to move to another role in television while her show is still on top than to wait for the network to push out under the pretense of wanting to bring in a new face to the hosting of her show and this is what some entertainment insiders believe is occurring.
In 2013 Nancy O'Dell took on several guest hosting roles on different television shows which is a significant development for someone whose show is the number one rated entertainment talk show on television while constantly promoting her books. While she has not stated that she is leaving her show in the near future her actions indicate otherwise. Fans of Nancy O'Dell should prepare themselves for the possibility that this industry veteran will be leaving "Entertainment Tonight" in the near future, possibly in 2014 and pursuing other television and business ventures.