Arsenio Hall’s late night show cancelled #ArsenioHall


It felt like the writing may be on the wall for this one after a week of reruns and the constant struggle to get A-list talent to appear, but the Posse is shutting down again as Arsenio Hall’s show is being cancelled after one season.

CBS said in a statement: “Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue. 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.”

This is a surprising about face after Jay Leno came on the show to give the news that the show was being renewed, but too many stations were dropping it making expenses too costly.

Hall couldn’t maintain early season ratings and had to settle for reality stars and celebs past their prime as his featured guests. While it wasn’t the same as the original run, it was fun watching Hall back on TV again and I’ll miss his enthusiasm on late nights

  • Fred

    That’s too bad, Arsenio’s new show was pretty cool but I guess he couldn’t pull in as much A-List talent as he could back in the days. I still thought his show would be on longer than 1 season.

  • That’s a shame. I was sort of rooting for him to, but I guess time has just passed him by.

  • Me too. With the constant shifting of late-night shows I figured he was good for at least two seasons.

  • I suppose so Dan. Now who will I watch on late night? 😉

  • Fred

    True Jeff. I’m not trying to make this a race issue, but one has to wonder if Hall would have at least been given the benefit of the doubt and another season if he was white.

  • Maybe if Arsenio was a newcomer, but he’s enough of a name that the networks may have had unrealistic expectations on what kind of ratings he’d bring as opposed to it being a race issue.

  • Fred

    Your probably right Jeff, in any case it seems like the man wasn’t giving enough of a chance and they pulled the plus too damn fast on him.

  • Yep. I think if networks are gonna commit to any show, unless its ratings are awful, they need to give them at least two seasons to find an audience.

  • Fred

    Very true.