In an interview last month, Arsenio Hall confirmed that he is returning to late night TV by saying, “In the end I’m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic,” Hall said. “I know there are a lot of shows, but I think there’s a space for my show.”
Since then, the studio has been getting ready for his launch and the comedian’s show has already been syndicated in more than 85 percent of the country, according to CBS TV Distribution. The show is set to air in all of the top 50 markets.
“From the day we announced our deal with Arsenio Hall, the response from stations has been overwhelming,” said Joe DiSalvo, CBS’ President of Sales, in a statement. “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.”
In the past, Hall, who recently revivied his career after winning NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, hosted his popular The Arsenio Hall Show from 1989 to 1994.
The new show is slated to air in September of 2013.