DEADLINE: ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ Cancelled After One Season

Source:  Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com

 

Jay Leno’s touch couldn’t help palArsenio Hall make it beyond one season in his return to late-night. After weeks of speculation, CBS Television Distribution has made a decision not to proceed with a second season of the syndicated Arsenio Hall Show, despite renewing the show for Season 2 in February after securing a two-year deal with the Tribune stations pre-launch. Leno surprised Hall in February when he made his first TV appearance after departing The Tonight Show to give him the news of the show’s renewal.

But, after a stellar launch (1.9 in households, 1.0 in adults 18-49), The Arsenio Hall Show quickly faded in the ratings and never bounced back, despite a boost from a highly-rated Price episode in March and appearances by Leno and Eddie Murphy. CBSTD tried righting the ship with an executive producer change in October when Eric Pankowski replaced Neal Kendall at the helm. In the end, nothing helped. The Arsenio Hall Show, which has wrapped production, has recently averaged a paltry 0.7 rating in households and a 0.3 in 18-49 and has been plagued by a slew of station downgrades. “While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” a CBSTD spokesperson said. “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.”

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  • lisag

    too bad, I was enjoying watching him and he definitely had a different approach. I dont olike the other guys

    • Ricardo Washington

      I really wish this is not true. This is a very sad day for my household. I’ve

  • Marnie Davis

    I hope that TV One, BET, Centric or Aspire picks up The Arsenio Hall Show. I hope Arsenio gets another offer from a network that appreciates him and his audience.

  • Randall Lind

    No one watch CW, UPN or whatever channel he was on

  • Sheila Dixon

    This is flip! Arsenio Show is the best in the late night show. Put him back on TV

  • Sheila Dixon

    This is flip! Arsenio Show is the best in the late night shows. Put him back on TV

  • Sheila Dixon

    This is flip! Arsenio Show is the best in the late night shows. Put him back on TV

  • Sheila Dixon

    This is flip! Arsenio Show is the best in the late night shows. Put him back on TV

  • David J. Santana

    I really enjoy Arsenio and I truly hope this article is in fine column of uneducated and misled proportions. “We” all need a source that plugs in to a more urban and more urgent tone within all of “our” communities. Not knocking any other late night commroderies but it would be a great mistake to side sweep Arsenio.

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