Arsenio Hall was supposed to spend the week of June 2 in New York City, touting the upcoming second season of his late-night talk show on The View, Howard Stern’s SiriusXM radio show and Late Show with David Letterman. Instead, he was in Los Angeles, packing up boxes, bidding adieu to his staff and sharing via social media his disappointment over his show’s cancellation. What happened?
The Wednesday latenight entry delivered adults 18-49 numbers that tied or topped much of the competition.
The latenight syndicated talk show from CBS Television Distribution gets a green light. Jay Leno stopped by Wednesday to make the announcement.
One month after its auspicious debut as a nationally syndicated late-night talker, The Arsenio Hall Show is showing signs of trouble in the ratings and behind the scenes. For Tribune Broadcasting, which is a partner in producing the show, the stakes couldn’t be higher.
The Arsenio Hall Show has made a big change at the top, with executive producer/showrunner Neal Kendeall stepping down.Eric Pankowski, SVP of programming and development for Arsenio Hall distributor CBS TV Distribution, will step in as interim showrunner while Hall mounts a search for a new exec producer.
The long-time producer is chosen by CBS Television Distribution for its syndicated latenight talk show that debuts in September.
The new syndicated talk show from CBS Television Distribution will debut in September.