Talk show icon, Arsenio Hall, is coming back to late night TV, according to reports. The talk show host is cleared to appear on 85% of U.S. TV households in Fall 2013 on CBS. Tribune Broadcasting stations are the untitled show’s core launch group.
CBS TV Distribution’s President of Sales , Joe DiSalvo, revealed the wave of excitement for the upcoming show saying, “Most have given the show prime real estate as the lead out from their local late newscasts. They recognize the potential to have the next breakout hit in late night.”
Hall’s return is largely attributed to Tribune Broadcasting’s President of Programming and Entertainment, Sean Compton. “Tribune’s investment in Arsenio reflects our belief in the success of the show, and we are thrilled our broadcast peers are equally excited,” said Compton.
Hall is most notably known for “The Arsenio Hall Show,” a latenight show that broadcasted from January 1989- May 1994. The show had a huge influence on pop-culture in the early 90’s due to Hall’s alternative to applause: a “Woof, Woof, Woof!” chant, along with a vibrant fist pump.