History Series / TheArsenioHallShow

16th Jan '17 4:27:00 PM themisterfree
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* TheAnnouncer: Burton Richardson, who also announced for the 1990 revival of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', the 1994 syndicated version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (also distributed by Paramount), ''Series/FamilyFeud'' from 1999 to 2010, ''Series/RussianRoulette'', and the first two seasons of ''Series/FamilyGameNight''.

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* TheAnnouncer: Burton Richardson, who also announced for the 1990 revival 1990-91 and 2000-02 runs of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', the 1994 syndicated version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (also distributed by Paramount), ''Series/FamilyFeud'' from 1999 to 2010, ''Series/RussianRoulette'', and the first two seasons of ''Series/FamilyGameNight''.


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* {{Crossover}}: [[Franchise/FridayTheThirteenth Jason Voorhees]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09yOZsZuxMY once appeared on the show]]. [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Really.]] (This was to plug ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIIIJasonTakesManhattan'', which ended up as the last Paramount-produced ''Friday the 13th''.)
16th Jan '17 4:17:30 PM themisterfree
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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with [[Creator/ParamountPictures Paramount Television]] before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''Solid Gold'' in July 1988.)

Hall's show was aimed primarily at the younger urban audience, with Eddie Murphy (a personal friend of Hall's) and other performers often featured. The show quickly appealed to young people of all races and began to attract a wide variety of guests. It became the show for entertainers to go to in order to reach the "MTV Generation." It was also the only late night program to fully embrace the HipHop and Grunge movement of the 1990's while the other shows shunned them (Until Arsenio became huge that is). Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton was a guest on the show in June 1992, playing "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone (causing Arsenio to quip, "It's nice to see a Democrat blow something besides the election"). The appearance is often considered an important moment in Clinton's political career, helping build his popularity among minority and young voters; Clinton went on to win the election in November 1992.

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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with [[Creator/ParamountPictures [[Creator/{{Paramount}} Paramount Television]] before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''Solid Gold'' in July 1988.)

Hall's show was aimed primarily at the younger urban audience, with Eddie Murphy (a personal friend of Hall's) and other performers often featured. The show quickly appealed to young people of all races and began to attract a wide variety of guests. It became the show for entertainers to go to in order to reach the "MTV Generation." It was also the only late night program to fully embrace the HipHop and Grunge movement of the 1990's while the other shows shunned them (Until (until Arsenio became huge that is). Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton Creator/BillClinton was a guest on the show in June 1992, playing "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone (causing Arsenio to quip, "It's nice to see a Democrat blow something besides the election"). The appearance is often considered an important moment in Clinton's political career, helping build his popularity among minority and young voters; Clinton went on to win the election in November 1992.



The program remained popular into 1993 but as the year went on Hall and Paramount began having rating problems. Most of the stations which carried the show were Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{FOX}} affiliates, both of which didn't have their own late-night talk shows at the time -- the former since ''The [[Series/WheelOfFortune Pat Sajak]] Show'' was cancelled in 1990 after lasting barely a year, the latter since ''The Late Show'' was cancelled in 1988. In summer 1993, after being snubbed for the succession of Johnny Carson on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' in favor of Jay Leno, Creator/DavidLetterman debuted his own talk show on CBS, making Arsenio Hall redundant for its affiliates. In September, FOX premiered ''The Chevy Chase Show'' and forced its affiliates to either cancel ''Arsenio Hall'' or move him to another, less desirable slot; despite the former being cancelled within five weeks amid bad ratings and reviews, affiliates were reluctant to move the latter back. These losses ultimately led to the show's cancellation. His replacement was the short-lived ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Show''.

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The program remained popular into 1993 1993, but as the year went on Hall and Paramount began having rating problems. Most of the stations which that carried the show were Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{FOX}} affiliates, both of which didn't have their own late-night talk shows at the time -- the former since ''The [[Series/WheelOfFortune Pat Sajak]] Show'' was cancelled in 1990 after lasting barely a year, the latter since ''The Late Show'' was cancelled in 1988. In summer 1993, after being snubbed for the succession of Johnny Carson on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' in favor of Jay Leno, Creator/DavidLetterman debuted his own talk show on CBS, making Arsenio Hall redundant for its affiliates. In September, FOX premiered ''The Chevy Chase Show'' and forced its affiliates to either cancel ''Arsenio Hall'' or move him to another, less desirable slot; despite the former being cancelled within five weeks amid bad ratings and reviews, affiliates were reluctant to move the latter back. These losses ultimately led to the show's cancellation. His replacement was the short-lived ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Show''.


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* TheAnnouncer: Burton Richardson, who also announced for the 1990 revival of ''Series/ToTellTheTruth'', the 1994 syndicated version of ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (also distributed by Paramount), ''Series/FamilyFeud'' from 1999 to 2010, ''Series/RussianRoulette'', and the first two seasons of ''Series/FamilyGameNight''.
1st Sep '16 10:13:03 AM themisterfree
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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with Paramount Television before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''SolidGold'' in July 1988.)

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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with [[Creator/ParamountPictures Paramount Television Television]] before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''SolidGold'' ''Solid Gold'' in July 1988.)



A new version of the show debuted in September 2013, distributed by CBS Television (a descendant of Paramount Television) but was canceled in May of 2014.

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A new version of the show debuted in September 2013, distributed by CBS Creator/{{CBS}} Television Distribution (a descendant of Paramount Television) but was canceled in May of 2014.
21st Aug '16 1:02:35 PM nombretomado
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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with Paramount Television before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''SolidGold'' in July 1988.)

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''The Arsenio Hall Show'' is an American variety/talk show that aired late weeknights in syndication from January 3, 1989 to May 27, 1994. The show was created and hosted by comedian/actor Arsenio Hall. Hall had been a host on ''The Late Show,'' another talk show on {{Fox}}, after the dismissal of Joan Rivers. He was given a 13-week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things." He subsequently began working on the EddieMurphy Creator/EddieMurphy vehicle ''Coming to America.'' He ultimately signed with Paramount Television before Fox finally decided, too late, that they wanted to keep him. (This was the second hosting job Paramount hired Hall for, as he had just finished a three-year run as a co-host of ''SolidGold'' in July 1988.)
17th Jun '16 2:55:41 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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The program remained popular into 1993 but as the year went on Hall and Paramount began having problems. Two of the largest ones resulted in a drop in ratings and eventually in the show's cancellation. His replacement was the short-lived ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Show''.

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The program remained popular into 1993 but as the year went on Hall and Paramount began having rating problems. Two Most of the largest ones resulted stations which carried the show were Creator/{{CBS}} and Creator/{{FOX}} affiliates, both of which didn't have their own late-night talk shows at the time -- the former since ''The [[Series/WheelOfFortune Pat Sajak]] Show'' was cancelled in 1990 after lasting barely a drop year, the latter since ''The Late Show'' was cancelled in 1988. In summer 1993, after being snubbed for the succession of Johnny Carson on ''Series/TheTonightShow'' in favor of Jay Leno, Creator/DavidLetterman debuted his own talk show on CBS, making Arsenio Hall redundant for its affiliates. In September, FOX premiered ''The Chevy Chase Show'' and forced its affiliates to either cancel ''Arsenio Hall'' or move him to another, less desirable slot; despite the former being cancelled within five weeks amid bad ratings and eventually in reviews, affiliates were reluctant to move the latter back. These losses ultimately led to the show's cancellation. His replacement was the short-lived ''[[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]] Show''.
19th Jan '16 10:52:27 PM AK47Productions
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A new version of the show will debut in September 2013, distributed by CBS Television (a descendant of Paramount Television).

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A new version of the show will debut debuted in September 2013, distributed by CBS Television (a descendant of Paramount Television).Television) but was canceled in May of 2014.
19th Nov '15 9:25:44 AM bonesawisready
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->''"I'm gonna kick Jay Leno's ass."''
-->--'''Arsenio Hall''' being very optimistic
21st Feb '15 2:26:08 AM tenryufan
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* ColbertBump: Bill Clinton, among others
25th Jul '13 6:51:32 AM IlGreven
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* IncrediblyLongNote: Burton Richardson's introduction of Arsenio Hall infamously drew out the "o".
25th Jul '13 6:48:58 AM IlGreven
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A new version of the show will debut in September 2013, distributed by CBS Television (a descendant of Paramount Television).
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