‘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.

CBS Television Distribution has sold the new Arsenio Hall late-night syndicated talk show to stations in more than 85% of the country.

The strip is now sold in all of the top 50 markets. In addition to the Tribune Broadcasting, CBS Television and Local TV stations that initially signed on, stations from Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Television Stations, Belo Corp., Cox Enterprises, Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Newport Television, Raycom Media and The Grant Group have also picked up the show.

The show will debut in fall 2013, with Tribune partnering in the production of the show and providing the anchor station group with its 17 stations, including the top three markets.

“Tribune’s investment in Arsenio reflects our belief in the success of the show, and we are thrilled our broadcast peers are equally excited,” said Sean Compton, president of programming and entertainment, Tribune Broadcasting.

The new show will be produced by CBS Television Distribution, in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions. Arsenio Hall and John Ferriter will be executive producers.


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