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