As we reported several times, it has finally become official; Arsenio Hall is coming back to late night talk. We reported earlier that Magic Johnson’s Aspire network was in play, but when Arsenio won the crown on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, talks picked up steam for CBS Domestic to come into play.
Check out the article from the Hollywood Reporter;
It’s official: Arsenio Hall is returning to television, partnering with CBS Television Distribution for a late-night talk show.
The project will see the former host of The Arsenio Hall Show reteam with CBSTVD, whose previous incarnation, Paramount Domestic Television, oversaw his syndicated late-night talker that ran from 1989-94.
“We’re excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show,” CBSTVD president John Nogawski said in announcing the news Monday. “Arsenio had a substantial following with his previous late-night show, and that same 18-34 audience is now right in the middle of the late-night core audience of 35-54. Years ago, he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night. That same need in the market exists today as when we originally launched. We are looking forward to the same success with Arsenio’s seasoned expertise and appeal in this genre.”
Hall’s new Monday-Friday entry will bow in fall 2013, with CBSTVD partnering with Tribune broadcasting stations for the show, which already has been sold in the top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20 — covering 52 percent of the country. With Tribune aboard, the strip will launch on 17 stations including WIPX New York and KTLA Los Angeles at 11 p.m. and WGN Chicago at 10 p.m.
Leave a comment below and follow us on Twitter @thehumormill!
um....June 18, 2012 at 7:47 PM
TrinaJune 19, 2012 at 7:34 AM
I think this is the news we have been waiting for! I remember sitting down with the family laughing to tears came to my eyes watching Arsenio! He definitely will bring a unique, fresh approach to the business.
Not that I should be concerned with anyone else’s personal life, but I do wish that he was a REAL man and you know what I’m talking about! It would really help with my image of having a Black MAN to look up to…a talented Black MAN that h exudes power, confidence, humility and gives a Black woman seeking a REAL BLACK MAN hope in her heart that they do still exist…you feel me…