As we reported several times, it has finally become official; Arsenio Hall is coming back to late night talk. We reported earlier that Magic Johnson’s Aspire network was in play, but when Arsenio won the crown on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, talks picked up steam for CBS Domestic to come into play.
Check out the article from the Hollywood Reporter;
It’s official: Arsenio Hall is returning to television, partnering with CBS Television Distribution for a late-night talk show.
The project will see the former host of The Arsenio Hall Show reteam with CBSTVD, whose previous incarnation, Paramount Domestic Television, oversaw his syndicated late-night talker that ran from 1989-94.
“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 announcing the news 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.”
Hall’s new Monday-Friday entry will bow in fall 2013, with CBSTVD partnering with Tribune broadcasting stations for the show, which already has been sold in the top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20 — covering 52 percent of the country. With Tribune aboard, the strip will launch on 17 stations including WIPX New York and KTLA Los Angeles at 11 p.m. and WGN Chicago at 10 p.m.
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