Arsenio Hall’s comeback to late-night TV has been secured: CBS TV Distribution has sold his syndicated talk show to stations in more than 85 percent of the country. The show that will premiere in fall of 2013 is now 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.”
Hall, who recently triumphed on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice, hosted The Arsenio Hall Show from 1989 to 1994. That late-night show was also syndicated.