June 19th, 2012
12:12 PM ET

Arsenio Hall returning to late night with new show

The one-time king of late night TV, Arsenio Hall, is back in the house.

CBS has confirmed that the network has signed on NBC's most recent “Celebrity Apprentice” winner for his own new late night show that will launch next year.

Hall ruled TV from 1989 to 1994 with his Emmy-winning "Arsenio Hall Show," which was produced by Paramount Domestic Television - now known as CBS Television Distribution (CTD).

The production company's betting he’ll pull in the ratings once more with the untitled syndicated show that's set to debut in the fall of 2013.

“We’re excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show,” John Nogawski, president of CTD, said in a statement. "Arsenio had a substantial following with his previous late night show ... he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night."

Hall, of course, shared the enthusiasm.

“It's an amazing feeling to be going HOME to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our ‘Night Thing,’” he said in a statement. “Let's get busy ... AGAIN!”

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    August 1, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. palintwit

    Can you see Sarah Palin hosting a late night show? That screechy, shrieky voice of hers would break every mirror in every bedroom where there was a tv tuned in to her show.

    June 20, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. Krandal

    I LOVE Bill Cosby.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Snide

    Turn to the dark side, you hoser.

    June 20, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. eroteme

    O Goody!

    June 20, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Frankie D

    Well, that completes it. Circle is complete. Hollywood officially has no new ideas. Not one. Nada. Zip. Zilch.

    When they have to rehash a failed guy that had worse ratings than Rosie or Ellen DeLesbian, then it's time to give up TV.

    I'm going back to watching Love Boat and Fantasy Island from the 70's...at least then, they had new ideas.

    June 20, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. jb2817


    June 20, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  8. miscreantsall

    Maybe his boyfriend (that other black comedic actor) threw him out and he needed a job?


    The guy is so no talent it's hysterical.

    June 20, 2012 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  9. studdmuffins

    They're all just Carson wannabes.

    June 19, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Atlien

    He looks sick.. : (

    June 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. HAF1

    This is GREAT news. I always wondered why he ever left late night at all. He's better than most of the current list of late night hosts. Look forward to his return.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mikeonthebenchbuckhead

    It's our time, partner.

    June 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sammieqs

    I was much younger when his show was on. I do remember the energy of his show. Always so lively. Excited to see him come back.

    June 19, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. me

    I just hope they don't fire Craig Ferguson to make room for him.

    June 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Clearly you didn't read the part that said it would be a SYNDICATED show. Not a network show.

      June 20, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  15. T

    WHO CARES.............ThankS TO Trump.........as% hole..........

    June 19, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  16. dan

    There is a reason he has been gone so long. A phony, fake, no-talent closet case trying to make us care what he thinks about ANYTHING. His other show went off the air for a reason. Look for this one to disappear also.

    June 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Guest

    So when are they going to remake "Coming to America"?

    June 19, 2012 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. pitt04

    Can't wait! I used to go to his show while visting Cali and I loved the energy at the show.
    He has been so long-suffering....sooooooooooooooooLET'S GET BUSY!!!!

    June 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • V.P.

      I agree with you, I just wish they hadn't waited so long to bring him back! Hope the show goes well, I'll check it out. And for of you who made negative nasty comments DON'T WATCH!

      June 20, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |

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