Arsenio Hall is coming back to late night. Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice winner, has teamed with CBS Television Distribution, for a new program, airing next year. “We're excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show,” said CBSTVD president John Nogawski. “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.”
The 56-year-old was a pillar in urban programming by way of his The Arsenio Hall Show, which ran from 1989-94. Although he has denied the claims, rumor has it that Hall was given the boot for having controversial Nation of Islam leader, Min. Louis Farrakhan as a guest.
Hall's new show will debut next fall.
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