Pump Ya Fist! Arsenio Hall Is Getting a Late-Night Talk Show

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June 19, 2012 ‐ By

Source: sportshawaii.com

The Arsenio Hall Show was everything in the early ’90s and now the man behind the late-night talk show phenom is getting a second chance at recreating that host magic.

On the heels of his “Celebrity Apprentice” win, Arsenio has become a bit of a hot commodity, which is why CBS and Tribune Company are partnering with him on a new nightly syndicated show that’s expected to launch in 2013. The show will air at 11pm on the distribution companies’ 17 TV stations, including WGN-TV in Chicago and KTBC-TV in Los Angeles which, according to the Boston Herald, will give it instant access to more than half the country.

The first time around, Arsenio’s show had a decent five-year run. It opened strongly in 1989 and reached the pinnacle of success in 1992 when Bill Clinton made an appearance and played his saxophone in front of the live audience. Unfortunately when David Letterman entered the late-night arena, Arsenio couldn’t compete and his show was taken off the air in ’94.

Unphased by his first bout with television, Arsenio is more than ready to come back to TV. Before he even won this season of “Celebrity Apprentice” he’d expressed strong interest in getting another crack at late-night TV, and he thinks no one is better suited for the job than him. The 56-year-old said during an interview yesterday:

“In the end I’m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be going home to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our night thing,” he added in a statement. “Let’s get busy … Again!”

Will you tune in to Arsenio’s new show next year?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001241118602 Maxx Plank

    Great news!

  • Mizz Murdock

    Definitely!! Loved him then and will love him now, c’mon Arsenio bring it bk to late nite t.v!!

  • Papillon

    I thought Arsenio got yanked off the air because he interviewed Farrakhan, not low ratings.

    Always liked Arsenio so I will probably watch.

  • TRUTH IS

    Good luck with that….shark invested waters!!

  • Eyeconic1

    Definitely……he was great back in the day..and he did a great job on CA…can’t wait to see him do his thang again on ate night..that’s a blessing to do what you…welcome back..I wonder if they will have the Dogg Pound again…lol