Arsenio Hall returning to late-night TV in new syndicated talk show
UPI News Service, 06/18/2012
Arsenio Hall is to serve again as host of a syndicated late-night talk show, CBS Television Distribution announced Monday.
Hall, 56, ended his five-season run of "The Arsenio Hall Show" in 1994. He recently won the business-themed competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" and his new series is to premiere in fall 2013.
"We're excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show," John Nogawski, CTD's president, said in a statement.
"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 cross-over 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."
"It's an amazing feeling to be going HOME to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our 'Night Thing,'" said Hall. "Let's get busy ... AGAIN!"