The Arsenio Hall Show — which already earned a second season renewal — will not go on as planned.
“While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” said a spokesperson for CBS TV Distribution, which produced the talk show for the Tribune Station Group. “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.”
“When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge,” continued Hall in a statement. “I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created. I’d like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”
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.