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CBS Abruptly Cancels 'The Arsenio Hall Show' After One Season

Despite getting renewed for a second season that was announced by Arsenio Hall and Jay Leno in late February, THR reports that CBS has now canceled The Arsenio Hall Show after only one season on the air. Hall's second round at hosting the late night show premiered back in September, and despite bringing in ratings comparable to TBS's Conan, The Arsenio Hall Show's ratings have gone down since the premiere of Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show as well as David Letterman's retirement announcement. Hall's show aired on local affiliate stations owned by Turner Broadcasting, starting at the 11pm slot and in direct competition with local news and [...]

Tracy Morgan Tells Arsenio Hall About His Crack Dealing Days

On last night's Arsenio, Tracy Morgan looked back on his last job before show business when he worked as a sensitive crack dealer, or as he calls it, "a crack dealer with a heart of gold." He also relived the memories of going fishing with his uncle and the time his aunt helped him look for his Game Boy, which aren't as endearing as they sound.

Arsenio Hall and Brian Williams Have a 48-Hour Feud

In a Monday Nightly News segment about late night hosts, Brian Williams presented a Brady Bunch-style graphic of hosts including Conan O'Brien, Andy Cohen, Stephen Colbert, and more, but Arsenio Hall was notably left out. The following night, Hall addressed the omission on his show and delivered a request to Brian Williams: "If you're doing a story about late night, all I ask if that you mention me. You don't even have to use a photo. I know how journalism is these days. Use Samuel Jackson — it doesn't even have to be my photo." Thanks in part to a threat by Hall's guest Suge Knight, Williams swiftly [...]

Key and Peele's Valets Went Crazy for Arsenio Halls

Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key were on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and when Arsenio mentioned that he was a big fan of their valet characters, they jumped into character and took over his studio to show their enthusiasm for Harlem Nights and Coming to America. Below, they give a brief history of their relationship, tried another version of their "Soul Food" sketch, and plot to get their hands on Arsenio's show.

'The Arsenio Hall Show' Did Great in the Ratings Last Night

Arsenio Hall's comeback is going pretty well so far. The Arsenio Hall Show went off the air in 1995 but returned last night, and the ratings on the revamped late night series are surprisingly strong. The syndicated show's premiere episode, which featured appearances from Chris Tucker, Paula Abdul, and Snoop Dogg, earned a 1.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic, beating competitors Kimmel (0.8), Leno (0.6), and Letterman (0.5). When it came to household ratings, the show earned a 1.9 rating, compared to Leno (2.3), Kimmel (tied with 1.9), and Letterman 1.8. Ratings for shows tend to drop off dramatically after their first episode, but The Arsenio Hall Show still [...]

'Arsenio' Writer Suing Hall and CBS for $2M for Failing to Promote Him to Head Writer

A broken promise has turned into a $2 million lawsuit for The Arsenio Hall Show and CBS, where writer Paul Raff claims he was unfairly cheated out of a head writer position. As reported by Deadline, Raff — a former Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer — claims that he met with Hall and executive producer John Ferriter in August 2012, which "resulted in an agreement that Raff would be employed as head writer of the show." Raff and Ferriter also made an agreement for Ferriter to act as his "exclusive representative" and counsel him in his career, and though the contract of the complete agreement was drafted up it [...]

George Wallace and Arsenio Hall Defend Jerry Seinfeld's Comedy Diversity Comments

Last night on The Arsenio Hall Show, Hall and guest George Wallace took a few moments to defend Jerry Seinfeld a month after he made some headline-grabbing comments on diversity in comedy. Wallace talked about how far back his friendship goes with Seinfeld, who he's known longer than his own mother: "You can't have a better friend than Jerry Seinfeld, let me tell you that right now." Hall also mentioned that focusing on Seinfeld "muddies the water of where there are true issues that need to be dealt with." Instead of discussing some of those issues further, Wallace went on to tell a story about the time Seinfeld [...]

Eric Andre Models R. Kelly Underwear, Announces Season 3 of ‘The Eric Andre Show’ on ‘Arsenio’

Eric Andre was a guest on Friday’s Arsenio, where he shared the news that The Eric Andre Show, his intentional train wreck talk show parody costarring Hannibal Buress, has been renewed by Adult Swim for a third season. He also made a come-on-down The Price Is Right-style entrance, read a few network notes from Standards and Practices, and pranced around wearing nothing but his doughnut print sweatshirt and R. Kelly lady underwear, effectively transforming Friday’s Arsenio into a typical episode of The Eric Andre Show.

Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Talked About Why They Never Made a Sequel to 'Coming to America'

Eddie Murphy made a rare late night appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show last night, and since this year is the 25th anniversary of their classic Coming to America, the duo talked about how an actual African prince kept them from making another film. Below, Arsenio tries to bait Eddie into talking about social media, and Eddie discusses his genuine love of Dancing with the Stars.

After Nearly 20 Years Off the Air, 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Is Back

Arsenio Hall's revival of his self-titled early '90s late night show is set to debut tonight. The Arsenio Hall Show is airing in syndication in local markets across 95% of the country (find your station here) in the 11pm-12am timeslot in most markets. Hall took some time off to start a family after his original show was canceled in 1994. Hall's guest tonight is Chris Tucker, with Ice Cube, Lisa Kudrow, George Lopez, Magic Johnson, Penn and Teller, Ariana Grande, and Angela Bassett, amongst others, set to appear on the show later this week. And don't worry, the dog pound and that fist pump thing are still part [...]

Watch Bill Cosby Do Standup on 'Arsenio'

The great Bill Cosby was a guest on last night's Arsenio, where he delivered the above standup set about fathers, being poor, broken chairs, and more. Click through to watch four clips from Arsenio's interview with Cosby.

Jay Leno Sneaks on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' to Announce Its Season 2 Renewal

During Arsenio's monologue last night, Jay Leno — notably not wearing a denim shirt — snuck up behind him with an important-looking envelope and proceeded to announce to Arsenio, the crew, and the audience that The Arsenio Hall Show has been picked up for a second season. He even makes a joke about stealing Arsenio's hosting gig from him for the new season, which is either a great or terrifying way to hear this kind of news.

Last Night, Arsenio Hall Met ArScheerio Paul

Arsenio Hall did a little time traveling last night when Paul Scheer's ArScheerio Paul stopped by to sit on the back of chairs, talk to the dog pound, and discuss their respective interviews with Tupac. The entire thing takes place somewhere in the early 90s.

Childish Gambino Performed on 'The Arsenio Hall Show' Last Night

Donald Glover stopped by The Arsenio Hall Show last night as his rapper alter ego, Childish Gambino, where he talked leaving Community and his recent, much-discussed Instagram photos. Below, check out his performance of "Shadows" from Arsenio's couch.