Arsenio Hall Sues Sinead O’Connor For Libel

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arsenio Hall is suing Sinead O’Connor over a Facebook post in which the singer accused him of furnishing Prince with drugs. The comedian’s libel lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court calls O’Connor’s accusations fabricated lies. The lawsuit states O’Connor, who scored a hit in 1990 with her rendition of […]

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Arsenio’s Loss Is Tribune News Viewers’ Gain

With the upcoming departure of the latenight syndicated talk show, at least five Tribune Broadcasting stations will fill the 11 p.m. slot with local news, and more may follow. It’s also an opportunity to experiment with formats in the hopes of winning over younger viewers, says new Tribune news chief Katherine Green.

Brian Williams Apologizes For Arsenio Hall Snub

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC News anchor Brian Williams had a quick on-air response after Arsenio Hall needled him for excluding Hall from a video montage of latenight hosts: Oops. “Arsenio is a latenight veteran and he took us to task on his show and he even urged his audience members to call our newsroom,” […]

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Verdicts Deferred For Shows On Bubble

After this week’s annual programming marketplace in Miami Beach, the fates of a number of shows are still up in the air. “We’ll know in mid February” was a common refrain. But deals were certainly being done, by syndicators both large and small.

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Strong Debut For A Returning Arsenio Hall

His CTD syndicated talker was Monday’s top-rated latenight broadcast program in adults 18-49 and 25-54. In households, Arsenio clocked a 1.9/4, which was up 90% from its year-ago time period averages.

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Arsenio’s Back And Ready For Take Two

With his syndicated talk show set to launch Sept. 9, Arsenio Hall is doing all he can to grab a slice of the latenight ratings pie. Two decades after his first outing went off the air, the question is whether there’s room for the  57-year-old comic in a more competitive latenight world where his rivals are younger, but not necessarily hipper (or funnier).

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Radio And Baseball Will Help Pitch ‘Arsenio’

CBS Television Distribution’s new talk show with Arsenio Hall will be heavily promoted leading up to its Sept. 9 debut. Billboards also figure in the mix. And stations, which began airing promos last December, will be getting more than a dozen additional spots over the next couple of months.

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CTD Hopes Arsenio Can Win Younger Demo

With the competition on ABC, CBS and NBC all skewing 50-plus, CBS Television Distribution is betting 35-54 viewers remembers Arsenio Hall and will welcome him back to latenight. If Arsenio siphons off African-American viewers for his broadcast competitors, it will most likely be at the expense of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Kimmel’s adult 18-49 rating was a 0.8 among African Americans compared to 0.5 among all adults 18-49.

CTD Welcomes Back Arsenio Hall

CBS Television Distribution released the first promo for the new Arsenio Hall Show in anticipation of its fall 2013 syndication launch. The trailer-length promo pays homage to horror movies and will begin airing on all Arsenio Hall Show affiliate stations. The new latenight talk show has been sold in 95% of the markets across the country.

‘Arsenio Hall’ Sales Top 85% Of U.S.

The new latenight talk show has been cleared in all of the top 50 markets. The latest groups to sign on are Sinclair, LIN, Belo, Cox and Media General.

CTD Has 52% Of US For Arsenio Hall Talker

CBS Television Distribution partners with Tribune Broadcasting Stations to anchor a fall 2013 launch for the latenight syndicated strip. Among the station groups on board are the CBS Television Stations and Local TV. The show has been sold in all top 10 markets and 17 of the top 20.

Arsenio Hall In Talks For Syndie Talk Show

The Celebrity Apprentice winner is looking to return to syndication with CBS Television Distribution.