Harry Smith is suddenly hot again. He's back on CBS's floundering "The Early Show" (he was at a previous a.m. incarnation) and reupped with A&E as the host of "Biography" as the cable net tries to give that show a bit of a sleeker feel.
MSNBC continues to hiccup. Though she hasn't quite gone the way of the Scud Stud, Ashleigh Banfield-who seemed like the net's Christiane Amanpour in the wake of the Sept. 11 events last year-has seen her star tinged. Her prime-time show was canceled.