In his first television appearance since leaving his late-night throne, Jay Leno stopped by “The Arsenio Hall Show” Wednesday night to help spread the word about the season 2 pickup of the show and congratulate his longtime friend.
The full press release is included below:
LOS ANGELES – February 26, 2014 – CBS Television Distribution has renewed THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW for a second season, it was announced today by Joe DiSalvo, President of Sales at CTD.
Tribune Broadcasting, a partner in production of the syndicated, late-night talk show, will continue to be the anchor station group, airing the show on 17 stations including in the three largest markets on WPIX, New York, at 11 p.m.; KTLA, Los Angeles, at 11 p.m.; and WGN, Chicago, at 10 p.m.
THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW debuted on September 9, 2013, and is watched by 6.7 million unique viewers weekly. The median age of an ARSENIO viewer is 50.1, which is the youngest among late-night talk shows on broadcast TV season to date.*
“We are thrilled that ARSENIO will be returning for a second season,” DiSalvo said. “We knew Arsenio had a built-in fan base, but he’s also reaching a new generation. This season, ARSENIO has been the youngest late-night talk show on broadcast television and has given our station partners a real alternative for their late-night lineups.”
“Since 9/9/13, I’ve been waking up without an alarm clock,” said host Arsenio Hall. “Producing and hosting my late-night talk show brings me great joy. I’m back where I belong! Thanks to my partners at CBS Television Distribution and Tribune.”
“Arsenio is an incredibly talented host who has connected with his viewers; we look forward to watching the show grow and develop in year two,” said Sean Compton, President Strategic Programming and Acquisitions, Tribune Company.
In addition to Tribune, THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW airs on stations in the Sinclair Broadcast Group, CBS Television Stations, Cox Television Stations, LIN Television and Post-Newsweek Stations station groups. Go to arseniohall.com for a complete station lineup.
So far this season, Arsenio has welcomed notable guests such as LL Cool J, Eddie Murphy, Simon Cowell, Zooey Deschanel, Quincy Jones, Nick Cannon, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Dr. Phil, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Tyler Perry, Steve McQueen, Mike Tyson, Max Greenfield, Mark Harmon, Paula Patton, Bill Maher, Margaret Cho, George Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, Leah Remini and Kevin Hart.
The show has also attracted popular musical guests such as Snoop Dogg, Nas, R Kelly, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Big Sean, Atlas Genius, Janelle Monae, Mayer Hawthorne, Fifth Harmony, 2 Chainz, A$AP Ferg & A$AP Rocky, Flo Rida, Yo Gotti, Chance The Rapper, The Band Perry and B.o.B.