Despite star-studded interviews with Game, Suge Knight and Tyler, the Creator this season, on-screen personality Arsenio Hall‘s return to late night television has come to a sudden end. #PinkSlip
After a publicized return, Hall’s talk show is not coming back for a second season.
The plug has been pulled on Arsenio Hall’s late-night talk show, for the second time. CBS Television Distribution, which had renewed Arsenio Hall for a second season with much fanfare in February, changed its tune, and late Friday said the season that ended May 21 would be the only one for Hall, who had a five-year run with a more successful version of the show from 1989-94. (USA Today)
The television network issued a statement to explain its decision to fall back on “Arsenio Hall.”
“Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” CBSTVD said in a statement Friday. “Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.” (Hollywood Reporter)
Hall confirmed the bad news and issued a statement on the show’s brief run.
In a statement, Hall said he knew launching the show would be a challenge. “I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created,” the actor and comedian added. The show is in reruns and won’t resume production, a show spokesman said. The last original episode aired May 21. (NY Daily News)
The renowned actor’s return to late night television came back in September.
Hall’s show debuted last September on 17 stations including WPIX, New York, at 11 p.m.; KTLA, Los Angeles, at 11 p.m.; and WGN, Chicago, at 10 p.m. Its median age was 50.1. (Entertainment Weekly)