It’s been years since Arsenio Hall’s last stand up performance on TV. Apart from winning “Celebrity Apprentice” Arsenio Hall has been staying away from TV. But that’s all about to end as Arsenio Hall prepares his TV comeback with a new late-night talk show.
The 56-year-old comic has long gain a reputation of being one of the best. His special kind of humor is considered to be part of the golden age classics, right next to Jay Leno, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien. So, prepare to put another show on your favorites, because Arsenio Hall is back on TV with a late-night talk show on CBS Television Distribution (CBSTVD).
Arsenio Hall said a talk show is a great scene for a stand-up comic. “In the end I’m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic” said the 56-year-old. In his opinion, there’s space for his show too, despite a list featuring some of today’s most popular names such as Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon, Carson Daly and Conan O’Brien, Craig Ferguson, Jay Leno and David Letterman.
John Nogawski, president at CBSTVD, said the network is excited to have Arsenio Hall “back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show”. He believes the same audience that enjoyed Hall’s show back in the 80’s will be excited about it now. “Years ago, he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night” said Nogawski.
Back in 1989, “The Arsenio Hall Show” was by far a sensation. He was the only black host when it came to late-night talk shows on TV and he made sure he always had quality humor. An impressive number of celebrities had their glory moment on Arsenio Hall’s show, including Mike Tyson, MC Hammer, Eddie Murphy, Hulk Hogan and even Bill Cosby.
Sean Compton, president at Tribune Broadcasting, said: “As Tribune evolves, we will continue to add first-run, original programming. Arsenio will be exclusive to broadcast and is a natural fit for our stations’ Monday – Friday late-night period”.
The new show will air in September 2013and given Hall’s excitement, the premiere will sure get raving reviews. “It’s an amazing feeling to be going home to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our ‘Night Thing’. Let’s get busy…again!” said the comic.