Arsenio will be partnering with CBS Syndication and the Tribune Company who will air the show on their networks which includes KTLA in Los Angeles, and WGN TV here in Chicago. Being on these two stations will give him access to a huge audience. Will he capitalize? We will have to wait and see.
He recently won on Celebrity Apprentice which gave him some limited exposure to the American public again but it has been a very long time since he was on TV as a host. Those kids who loved him in the 90s are adults now. Will today’s kids even understand what the dog pound is or will they call the ASPCA and Sara McLachlan who will make you watch one of her hideous commercials?
One thing Arsenio has proven, and it’s a time tested and proven axiom, black don’t crack. Seriously. Look at the dude. He is almost 57 years old yet he looks like he is 27. I don’t know what it is, but it’s just not fair. I’ve been turning old since I was 17. Arsenio just keeps looking younger.
My bitching aside, here is the promo that just ran for his show. Keep in mind that it won’t be airing until Fall of 2013, but it’s never too early to get the hype going.
Arsenio Hall is returning to late night TV on September 9. Be on the lookout.