CBS TV Distribution Cancels THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW After One Season
According to Deadline, CBS Television Distribution has cancelled late-night talker THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW after a single season.
The syndicated show was initially picked up for a second season in February, but execs have now made the decision to not proceed with the order after a ratings slump.
"While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue," a spokesperson said, per the report. "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."
THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW, premiered on September 9, 2013. Hosted by comedian and actor Arsenio Hall, the show features a mix of comedy, music and celebrity guests, bringing a fresh new perspective to the late-night scene.
The daily, one-hour nationally Syndicated late-night talk show is anchored by the Tribune Broadcasting station group, which has stations in seven of the top 10 markets, including WPIX in New York, KTLA in Los Angeles andWGN in Chicago. The show will air across the country, including CW affiliates in 30 of the top 50 markets, primarily in 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. time slots. Check local listings for details.
An Emmy Award-winner, the original THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW broke ground with iconic moments like Bill Clinton playing his saxophone, Michael Jackson's guest appearance with Eddie Murphy and Mariah Carey's television debut. It ran from 1989 to 1994, introducing "woof, woof" and the "Dog Pound" into the pop culture conscious. A new generation discovered Arsenio when he appeared and won the fifth edition of NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2012.
Arsenio began his career in stand-up comedy, and soon caught the eye of television executives who tapped him for guest appearances on shows such as "Solid Gold" and "The Tonight Show With Johnny Carson," which led to his hosting Fox's "The Late Show" in 1997. In addition to his stand-up and hosting work, Arsenio established a career as an actor in movies such as "Coming to America" and TV shows such as the CBS dramedy "Martial Law."