Back In The House: Arsenio Hall Returns To Late Night
Getting a push from his recent "Celebrity Apprentice" appearance, Arsenio Hall will restart another late-night syndication TV talk show.
In the early 1990s, Hall had a late-night syndication talk show produced and distributed by Paramount Domestic Television. CBS Television Distribution will distribute the new show. Paramount is now part of CBS Corp.
The new show will air on big market Tribune Broadcasting stations -- WPIX-TV New York, KTLA-TV Los Angeles and WGN-TV in Chicago, as well as 14 other TV outlets. Tribune will also be a production partner in the series. Overall,TV markets covering 52% of the country have been cleared. The show will debut in fall 2013.
"The Arsenio Hall Show," which ran from 1989 to 1994, was the only modern-day success story in the late-night syndication/ntertainment talk genre. Other late-afternoon, early-evening talk shows hosted by Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas did have long runs in earlier decades.