Arsenio Hall And Prince Tie Jimmy Kimmel In Demo

By | Thursday March 6, 2014 @ 11:56am PST

Prince ArsenioArsenio Hall‘s syndicated show, with guest/musical performer Prince, snagged a 1.4/3 in the overnights — a 56% jump compared to its February sweep average. In the demo, The Arsenio Hall Show jumped 50% to a 0.6/2, which put it in a tie with Jimmy Kimmel Live! (0.6/3) and bested Conan (0.4/1), Chelsea Lately (0.2/1) and others in the demo. On the rare television appearance (he recently appeared as himself in Fox’s post-Super Bowl episode of New Girl), Prince performed a new tune, “Funknroll,” and took questions from the audience. Prince also performed the vintage  track “She’s Always In My Hair” and premiered new song “Mutiny” with his group 3RDEYEGIRL joining him, The New Power Generation and a 30-piece band onstage. Read More »

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‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Renewed For Season 2 – With Help From Jay Leno: Video

By | Wednesday February 26, 2014 @ 5:54pm PST

ArsenioLenoJay Leno stopped by for tonight’s taping to surprise Arsenio Hall with the announcement that CBS Television Distribution renewed The Arsenio Hall Show for a second season. (The show already had a two-year deal with the stations led … Read More »

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Steve McQueen On The Violence In ‘12 Years A Slave’: “Either I Was Going To Make A Film About Slavery Or I Wasn’t”: Video

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 10:00pm PST

The Oscar-nominated director of 12 Years A Slave was on The Arsenio Hall Show tonight addressing his critics and weighing in on why he believes Hollywood had never created “a real portrayal of slavery.” Steve McQueen says his film is about survival and love, and he … Read More »

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Eddie Murphy To Guest On ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’

By | Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 11:36am PST

Eddie Murphy will reunite with his Coming To America co-star Arsenio Hall during a visit to Hall’s late-night talker on November 19. Murphy was no stranger to the original Arsenio Hall Show, appearing six times, … Read More »

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‘Arsenio’ Makes Executive Producer Change

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 6:57pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Four weeks into its run, Arsenio Hall‘s syndicated late-night show is making a behind-the scenes change. I’ve learned that Neal Kendall is stepping down as an executive producer of the CBS TV Distribution-produced talker. According to a … Read More »

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‘Dr. Phil’ Up In Premiere, ‘Arsenio’ & ‘Bethenny’ Dip In Day 2, ‘Ellen’ Still Tops

By | Wednesday September 11, 2013 @ 12:15pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The 12th season premiere of Dr. Phil, featuring an interview with the mother of Gia Allemand, drew a 2.7/8 household rating. That was up 17% from the show’s opener last fall. In Women 25-54, the veteran CBS … Read More »

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Arsenio Hall Gets Good Sampling In Return To Late-Night TV: Video

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 9:22am PDT

The last time Arsenio Hall stepped onstage as host of a late-night talk show, Bill Clinton was in the White House and Miley Cyrus was in diapers. And the three “surprise guests” who turned up on last night’s premiere of The Arsenio Hall Show already were big stars. The syndicated show featured a couple of songs by Snoop Dogg (not Snoop Lion), some squirm-inducing scripted banter with Paula Abdul (oh, she loves Arsenio so) and a funny open, featuring Hall’s 25-minute-a-night current rival Jay Leno (watch that bit below). As for ratings: The Arsenio Hall Show bowed as the top-rated late-night broadcast program among the 18-49 and 25-54 demos, according to early stats. Arsenio scored a 1.0/4 in adults 18-49 and a 1.2/5 in adults 25-54 in Nielsen’s Local People Meter markets, beating his late-night broadcast competitors in those markets. In the 25 markets with Local People Meters, NBC’s Tonight clocked 0.6/3 in 18-49; CBS’ Late Show logged 0.5/3, though it was delayed by a primetime overrun; and ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live posted a 0.8/4. Read More »

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TCA: Arsenio Hall Looking To “Finish What He Started” With Late-Night Show

Ray Richmond contributes to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

An extremely chatty and ebullient Arsenio Hall proved he’s ready to leap back into the late-night talk fray at TCA this afternoon, holding court onstage and showing a certain reluctance to leave during a session that ran nearly 15 minutes overtime. Hall’s new CBS Television Distribution syndie effort premieres September 9 and is cleared in all of the major markets. It’s been 19 years since Hall departed the late-night air with his Paramount talker and 16 years since both short-lived The Keenan Ivory Wayans Show and Vibe premiered in fall 1997. Hall was positively giddy while chattering about his plans for the new show. When he left the nightly air nearly two decades ago, the Internet was still more or less in its infancy and social media was non-existent. Consequently, he’s planning for social media to be a big part of the new show. “It can drive people from the computer to the TV screen,” he said. “But it’s not necessarily essential. [Jay] Leno isn’t really into it, and yet he’s No. 1…I’m excited to jump back into it. When you write a joke and you’re able to use Google (for you’re research)…I can’t wait to write jokes and do comedy and prepare interviews in this digital world.” When asked how the look and the feel of The Arsenio Hall Show will be, he indicated that it’s not really going to be so different from any other show. “Basically, what I’ll do is just assert my personality and hope people will hang with me…But the challenges are gigantic now. What I’ve got to be is better than one guy that’s there already. You don’t have to go after Chelsea’s fans or Leno’s fans to be in the game.” Read More »

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‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ Names Senior Production Team

Two veterans of the original Arsenio Hall Show are returning for the new talker: Senior Talent Producer Claudia Cagan and Producer Makiko Ushiyama served as Talent Executive and Senior Talent Coordinator, respectively, on Arsenio Hall‘s 1989-94 late-night … Read More »

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‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ Taps Leon Knoles As Director

Leon Knoles will serve as director for CBS Television Distribution‘s syndicated late-night talker The Arsenio Hall Show, which debuts September 9. The move was announced today by executive producers Arsenio Hall, John Ferriter and … Read More »

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‘Arsenio Hall’ Cleared In 95% Of Country

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 10:10am PST

The new late-night syndicated talk show officially became a go for the fall schedule after its clearances reached 85% of the country back in August. Now CBS Television Distribution has sold the strip in 95% of the U.S. ahead … Read More »

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TV TEASER: First Promo For Arsenio Hall’s New Syndicated Late-Night Show

By | Friday December 21, 2012 @ 8:13am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Arsenio Hall‘s new syndicated late-night talk show will look a lot like the old one, with the same name, The Arsenio Hall Show, and the “Woof, Woof, Woof!” chant in full force. That’s according to the first promo for the show, titled “The Legend Is Back,” which reveals … Read More »

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