Just a week ago, we had late night TV legend and recent Celebrity Apprentice champion Arsenio Hall in studio with the K-EARTH 101 Morning Show where he hinted at developing a new talk show, telling us he’s “working on it hard.”
Well, now it looks like his hopes to return as a host of a talk show have become reality! According to The Hollywood Reporter, Arsenio has partnered with CBS Television Distribution for a new weekly late night show!
“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 announcement 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.”
Arsenio ruled late night TV during his reign from 1989-94, but after years out of the spotlight, he recently benefited from a comeback after appearing and winning the fifth cycle of Celebrity Apprentice.
His talk show, to debut in fall 2013, will air across the country in major markets through the Tribune Company, including weeknights on KTLA Los Angeles at 11.
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