Arsenio Hall: I'd like another talk show
August 1st, 2011
11:13 AM ET

Arsenio Hall: I'd like another talk show

Arsenio Hall wouldn't mind a little more late night action.

Deadline reports that during a panel at the Television Critics Association press tour, the former talk show host indicated that he would be willing to return to the small screen.

"I'd have to change my name to Nick Cannon and live with Mariah [Carey]," Hall joked. "But I think it's a perfect time for that, personally. Give me a microphone. My son's 11 and he can drive himself to school. I'm ready to host!"

"The Arsenio Hall Show" broke ground when it debuted in 1989 and helped further the careers of Busta Rhymes, MC Hammer and saxophonist Bill Clinton. The show was canceled in 1994.

Hall said he wouldn't mind another shot at hosting if a network was willing.

"It's pretty crowded out there," he said. "I'm not sure if it's too crowded for a 55-year-old guy to re-emerge, but if they give me a little daylight I'm gonna slide into it."

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  3. Moe Betta

    His gums to teeth ratio is too high for late night success.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. mac jones

    The Jews are pretty touchy. You don't get a second chance. It doesn't matter if your a racist or not, as they control Hollywood and New York. He probably could have at least surveyed a little if he went public and denounced.

    August 2, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Adam

    Yeah, well, I wouldn't mind a million dollars. Doesn't mean its gonna happen.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  6. derp

    You sucked the first time. That's the reason you have been unemployed for twenty years.

    August 2, 2011 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Biff

    He wasn't funny the first time. What makes anybody think he'll be funny this time around?

    August 2, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joe

    Better than Dion Sanders worse than Montel Williams.Ill take Chappele!!!

    August 2, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. DTQ

    F no-dont we have enough stupid gros on TV as it is?

    August 2, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. RJC

    Used to love his show, espec "thing that make you go hmmm?"

    August 2, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. j

    Always liked him – I would watch. He brought something fresh to the scene and seems to be a really down to earth guy. He should be given a shot!

    August 2, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. dtlb

    another conan w nobody watching? get your facts straight conan gets better ratings than letterman & leno @ times. who cares if hall comes back ill watch to see if he goes down in flames. fox needs late night help

    August 2, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. Papa Smurf


    August 2, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  14. Elmo Riffcan

    Mr. Hall you are going to do what ever your going to do and we're going to watch to see if you crash and burn. Suggestion: Try something other than hosting a talk show,maybe a different kind of talent show,or something funniest placed in prime time. Research web shows since it hasn't been done yet. Could be a hit! That is all.

    August 2, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  15. loca

    I Loved In Living Color!

    August 2, 2011 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. Chris

    i would mind.

    August 2, 2011 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
  17. G-Man

    Okay, but first, somebody please bring Chappelle back!

    August 2, 2011 at 6:44 am | Report abuse |
  18. cm

    BRING HIM BACK- why not to many old white boring talk shows

    August 2, 2011 at 6:29 am | Report abuse |
  19. Jason

    Sure, let's give this racist ass*ole another talk show. Feel free to YouTube his interview of Vanilla Ice for a sample of that action...

    August 2, 2011 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  20. la1virtuous

    Wow its funny 2 read this today on 8/1/2011 I just said I wish Aresino had. His show, welcome back (do the damn thing) the world belongs to God and he shares it with you and your desires

    August 2, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  21. spellchecker

    I want everyone to stop for one d*mn minute. Please scroll up and tell me that I am sleepy and my vision is blurry. I know for a fact that someone DID NOT just spell the past tense of ask "axed". Dear Jesus up above, please tell me no. Please!

    August 2, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Queen B

      Ah.... yes he did.... SMH!! I kept reading to see if anyone was going to comment on it. Still SMH!!!!

      August 2, 2011 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  22. SKY


    August 2, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  23. Rick

    Go for it. Everything else is being rebooted anyway.

    August 2, 2011 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  24. am_underground

    If BET won't give him a show why would any network? Ain't going to happen unless some idiot with some cable channel does it and he'll be just be a black Conan, nobody watching.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  25. atticus17


    August 1, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Peter- New Jersey

    Has he worked steady during past 18 years? What has he done?

    August 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Chris K

    "Those people over there are People With Milkduds on Their Heads" Hoo Hoo Hoo!

    August 1, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Big C

    People forget the talent he got on his show and the indept interviews he had I say go for it Mr.Hall.And people have some respect for others.That's why we as a people can't move ahead

    August 1, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  29. random hero

    I don't see any reason not to let this happen, everything else in entertainment seems to get recycled, too bad Johnny Carson can't be re-animated...

    August 1, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. ryan

    I can't believe I just read that article.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  31. justice4all

    I've heard he had to borrow 5 bucks from MC Hammer for a 40.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  32. tracie

    I want to poo on his black face. Then he could reciprocate.

    August 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Selfish Meme

    Bring back the 90s!


    I have to brace for the onslaught of awful 90's nostalgia creepin' up in pop culture. Why Jesus?

    August 1, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*My-name-is-not-Susan

      And next, the off kilter Bobby Brown haircut, MC Hammer Pants and overuse of sampling other songs, eg. Ice Ice Baby. Please leave the 90s where they belong: in the past. As Bobby Brown would say, "Ya. Ya. Ya. Ya know it!"

      August 2, 2011 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  34. stu73

    He makes people with downs syndrome look like brad pitt. Paula abdull dated him cause she thought he was just another pill induced hallucination. He got cancelled cause his schtick got old really fast.please stay away from talk shows FOREVER

    August 1, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  35. sesay

    its a great idea. its a boost to late nite television.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Afghan

    Lemme get some: Hu hu hu hu Hu (with the fist pump)!

    August 1, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Dl56

    Too old? Letterman and Leno are in their sixties and going strong. Hall is a funny guy with a good outlook and past successes so there's a descent chance he could nail it. I say replace Ferguson with Hall. Fallon and Hall after Letterman and Leno would be pretty great.

    August 1, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Icepick

    I dunno, he kinda stank up the joint the first time. I doubt it would be any better now.

    August 1, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |


    August 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  40. FireWorks

    I been waiting.... his talk show was always fun. We need that raw entertainment again. I say let's do it!

    August 1, 2011 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Linda J. Johnson

    I Would Love To See Mr. Hall Return To TV! I Have Missed Home So Much!

    August 1, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  42. stu73

    Wow who the hell is gonna give that triangle shaped head another shot? Mtv probably!

    August 1, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      He'll fit right in with long chin Leno, creepy Letterman and gross looking Conan

      August 1, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  43. abby1

    I loved his show. I have always noticed he was still eager to get back into the talk show circuit. Whenever he would go on the Jay Leno show, he would practically take over the show.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Say it ain't so

    Dude do it. As a fan of yours I think we could use a shot of cool comedy from a great professional & at 55 you're not too old in fact, you know when you're too old? when you're dead. Luck

    August 1, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  45. JIM

    you can run but you cant hide eddie!!!

    August 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  46. thomas

    I couldn't stand that grovelling dufus.

    August 1, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  47. See Novak

    To those with short memories:

    Mr. Hall lost his talk show after bringing on Louis Farrakhan and conducting a big slobbering interview with the hate-mongering former cabaret singer. He couldn't have sealed his fate any worse if he had resurrected Hitler and axed him "Whassup, Dog?"

    August 1, 2011 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lobo74

      We don't need to relive the 80's with this toad. Beat it.

      August 2, 2011 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ?mylove

      So sorry he wanted to talk about something real at that moment in history which was the King Riots and he only did this after every other guest cancel on him. Sad person.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • jp

      The word is asked, not axed. ask, asks, asked. Learn real English please. I can not stand the use of axe for ask and no one else respects someone who makes that mistake.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Now See Here

      I just axed my mom if i could get on the interwebs to troll the comment boards. She axed me if I was going to post mean things on here and I axed her "mom since when have I posted mean things"? She axed me the quession "when haven't you posted mean things?" I axed her then if she could axe some people about my behaviour online. She said she didn't have time to axe anyone right now but would be sure that she axes someone later on tonight. So I'll let you know what she ends up axeing.

      August 2, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  48. jez

    there r worse things out there...

    August 1, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Rufoscoe

    The horror.

    August 1, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Fifi

    Why? That's all I want to know...why?

    August 1, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |


    August 1, 2011 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*Eddie

      It's been ALMOST 18...learn to do math before you start dissing someone...especially a person who has hosted and acted on TV and the Big Screen.

      August 1, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Shine

    Letterman,and Jay are from the old school, he's a cool guy. It can be done!

    August 1, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  53. SoulTrain1943

    Creepy Hands!

    August 1, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Sparky

    He's in my celebrity death pool! Woot Woot Woot

    August 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
  55. seriously

    The Gher-sineo hall show, with special guests, and fellow A.A.R.P members, Naughty by..I mean gheratol by nature (when had enough prune juice) -hey I could be a writer for the show...

    August 1, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. seriously


    August 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Penis Wrangler

    Nauseating, just nauseating.

    August 1, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  58. ed

    All flash and no substance.
    All stylin and profilin.

    August 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  59. noooooooo please

    We have enough talk shows. Remember the good times, Chunky A, and leave well enough alone.

    August 1, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  60. pedro

    Give it up for the dog pound!!

    August 1, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  61. nyckky


    August 1, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |

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