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It Ain’t Over Yet - Arsenio Hall Is Reportedly Plotting His Return To Television

  • By Sergio
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  • June 4, 2014 11:30 AM
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Arsenio Hall apparently is not going away anytime soon, and is said to be planning his return to television.

After Initially Renewing It For A Second Season, CBS TV Has Now Canceled 'The Arsenio Hall Show'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • May 30, 2014 5:49 PM
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After Initially Renewing It For A Second Season, CBS TV Has Now Canceled 'The Arsenio Hall Show'

It Survived After All! 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 26, 2014 10:27 PM
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It Survived After All! 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Has Been Renewed For A Second Season

Brian Williams Apologizes To Arsenio Hall For Omission

  • By Erik Luers
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  • February 20, 2014 11:49 AM
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Brian Williams Apologizes To Arsenio Hall For Omission

Mainstream Media Ignores Arsenio Hall's Contributions To Late Night; Arsenio Hall Swiftly Reacts

  • By Erik Luers
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  • February 19, 2014 1:50 PM
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Mainstream Media Ignores Arsenio Hall's Contributions To Late Night; Arsenio Hall Switfly Reacts

Eddie Murphy On Why There Was Never A 'Coming To America' Sequel...

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • November 25, 2013 10:38 AM
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Eddie Murphy On Why There Was Never A 'Coming To America' Sequel

'Arsenio Hall Show' Hurting For Ratings As Co-Producer Tribune Broadcasting Sweats

  • By Sergio
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  • October 9, 2013 8:34 AM
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Just a few days ago Tambay reported about the sudden departure of Neal Kendeall, the showrunner and executive producer of The Arsenio Hall Show (HERE), which clearly means that things are not going too well on the show.

'Arsenio Hall Show' Showrunner & Exec Producer Steps Down. What Might This Mean?

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 7, 2013 6:05 PM
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It's a sign/indication of something. What that is, I don't know yet. We'll just have to wait to find out.The new show's dipping ratings (after a promising premiere week) likely prompted this change - a ratings slide that I can only attribute to what I've said since the first episode, which is that, it's just not funny enough (his opening monologue and the numerous skits inserted throughout each show); and also the interviews haven't been all-that interesting, and I recommended that he reconsider his writing staff or style, and maybe even the show's overall format. After watching the first full week of episodes, I just wasn't hooked. I've tuned in irregularly since that first week, but rarely long enough each time to watch entire episodes, because I'm just not engaged enough.A restructuring was definitely in order if the show must be saved, and maybe this is only the beginning.I hoped that maybe it'll take a few more episodes for him to regain his mojo, because, despite my lackluster reactions to the show, I'm genuinely rooting for his success - especially given the noticeable absence of black late night talk-show hosts. And I was a huge fan of the previous Arsenio Hall Show. Maybe I was too young then, and it worked for Tambay at that age, but not-so-much today, 20 years later.Although I should add that I don't watch late night talkshows much anymore. None of them with any regularity. I'm more likely to catch individual short clips online, the day after they air, than I am to actually sit through one in full. So it's not just an Arsenio Hall Show problem - at least, in my case.However, I really wanted him to come out swinging - hard - with the guests, the skits, the excitement for what's to come, so that I could experience a similar kind of excitement that I did 20 years ago; but I haven't felt any of that. The show just hasn't been able to tap into that for me. The Arsenio Hall Show has announced that exec producer/showrunner Neal Kendeall is stepping down. While a replacement is found, Eric Pankowski, senior VP of programming and development for the show's distributor CBS TV Distribution, will step in as interim showrunner.Arsenio himself is performing the search for a new exec producer - one that will maybe be a better fit, able to identify and highlight Arsenio's strengths, and help make the show a success.And while I'm not suggesting that the show might eventually be canceled, or not renewed for a second season, the times have changed folks. The TV landscape isn't at all what it used to be, as television itself has seen a radical transformation in the last decade, thanks in large part to the information superhighway known as the world wide web. Competition for eyeballs is INTENSE, with so much demanding the audience's attention, even when at home. So content creators really need to stand out if they're to survive.

The Upcoming New 'Arsenio Hall Show' Gets Its Own New Posse (Find Out Who They Are)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • July 24, 2013 8:18 PM
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What's The Arsenio Hall Show without its Posse - one of the signature elements of the original late-night series?

'The Arsenio Hall Show' Will Air In 10pm-11pm Time Slot + It's Been Sold To 95% Of The Country

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • January 22, 2013 1:27 PM
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As we already know, CBS has set Arsenio Hall's return to late night TV, for September 9, 2013, via CBS TV Distribution.