Has America missed Arsenio Hall? According to the sales figure on his upcoming talk show, the Arsenio Hall Show, it certainly appears that way.
The show, which premieres this coming September, has already been sold in 95 percent of the country, according to CBS Television Distribution president of sales Joe DiSalvo - an amazing number at this point.
The show will air at either 10 or 11 p.m. in various markets and has now been acquired by Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Television Stations, Belo Corp., Cox Enterprises, Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Newport Television, Raycom Media, The Grant Group and Sunbeam Television.
It previously was announced that CBS and Tribune owned stations were picking it up - those are considered the "anchor" outlets for the program.
Ads for the program have begun appearing, with Hall and an audience making his "woof" sound. Anyone who remembers Arsenio's previous talk show knows what I mean. That show ran from 1989 to 1994.
I am very curious how this show is going to turn out. It seems like the talk show circuit is getting more and more crowd with each passing day. Arsenio has a history to fall back on, but it has been almost 20 years since he hosted a talk show. Will the audience come back?