Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
 Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Toni Morrison Breaks Down Race as a Social Construct to Stephen Colbert Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Wow! BBC Announces That Idris Elba Will Return for a 2-Part 'Luther' Event Series in 2015 Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Lupita Nyong'o Will Star in Mira Nair's 'Queen of Katwe' Film Adaptation (On Ugandan Chess Prodigy Phiona Mutesi) Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Whoa! Steve McQueen & Harry Belafonte Are Teaming Up on a Paul Robeson Film. Will Be His Next Feature Fox Is Developing an American Remake of 'Luther' (But Not with Idris Elba Starring) Fox Is Developing an American Remake of 'Luther' (But Not with Idris Elba Starring) Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") Chris Rock on That Stubborn Burden of Representation Thing ("Black Fame" vs "White Fame") White Women in LA Will Be Empowered by Black Women in New Series 'Bye Felicia!' (Watch Clip) White Women in LA Will Be Empowered by Black Women in New Series 'Bye Felicia!' (Watch Clip) Did Anyone Actually Like Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie? Also, Producer Wendy Williams Takes on Backlash Did Anyone Actually Like Lifetime's Aaliyah Movie? Also, Producer Wendy Williams Takes on Backlash Review: Refreshingly Diverse 'Big Hero 6' Will Make Kids and Science Lovers of all Ages Giddy Review: Refreshingly Diverse 'Big Hero 6' Will Make Kids and Science Lovers of all Ages Giddy Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) Weekend B.O. Nov.14-16 (Why Didn’t 'Beyond the Lights' Light Up at the Box Office?) Your Thoughts on 'Beyond the Lights' Now That It's in Theaters? Your Thoughts on 'Beyond the Lights' Now That It's in Theaters? Gina Prince-Bythewood Wants to Eliminate the Term "Black Film" Gina Prince-Bythewood Wants to Eliminate the Term "Black Film" Review: Five Things Missing from 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' Review: Five Things Missing from 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to White People Don't Get It Because They Never Had to Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Lifetime Releases First FULL Trailer for 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' (Premieres Saturday, 11/15) Actors Cast to Play Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Damon Dash in Aaliyah Biopic Actors Cast to Play Missy Elliot, Timbaland, Damon Dash in Aaliyah Biopic Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Woody Allen Says He Won’t Hire a Black Actor Unless the Role Calls for One... Whatever That Means Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

It's Official! Arsenio Hall Is Returning To Late Night TV! (And Going For The Old Folks)

Shadow and Act By Courtney | Shadow and Act June 18, 2012 at 5:46PM

It's done! After all the rumors that it might happen.
7
Arsenio Hall

It's done! After all the rumors that it might happen.

In an exclusive interview with Nancy O'Dell, Arsenio Hall revealed that he IS returning to late night TV with a new talk show.

And the crowd goes wild!

But you'll have to wait until the Fall of 2013. It'll be on CBS.

Who would his dream first guests be? Jay-Z, Beyonce and the baby.

Who would he love to have as his first musical guest? Eminem.

But to give a bit further background on the new talk show, the syndicated late night talk show will be produced by CBS Television Distribution and Tribune Entertainment targeting a 11PM time slot (10 PM Central) with key markets in New York, Chicago and L.A, already on board.

The as yet untitled program (Arsenio perhaps?) will be carried in other cities such as Boston, San Francisco, Atlanta, Detroit and Pittsburgh on CBS CW network affiliates. Already the show has been sold to TV stations covering over 50%  the country

But what's even more interesting is that the show is intentionally focusing on attracting multi-racial, older viewers from 35-54. Networks execs believe that that audience is being underserved and the most available.

According to Sean Compton, Tribune Broadcasting presdient of progamming and entertainment, "We can't shy away from it. Forty, 45, 50 - those are the sweet spot of our demos. We can get caught up in trying to be hip and fresh, when in really 45 is not old. And these are the people who still watch traditional TV and have traditional viewing habits."

He futher continued: "These viewers have found memories of Arsenio and of him as a personality. Why wouldn't we want to bring him back?"

As a TV analyst was also quoted about the show that she sees "an opening for a reconstituted Hall to click with multiculturial audiences in a big way than network or cable latenight fare. There's an opportunity there. He's someone who can appeal to a multiculturial audience and can gave a different favor to latenight."

Watch:

This article is related to: Arsenio Hall, Television, TV News


Shadow & ActNewsletter