The Dog Pound will woof again!! It has been confirmed that Arsenio Hall will be returning to late-night TV. Read more after the jump!!
Two decades after his self-titled show rebuilt the talk genre for a new generation, the 56-year-old comic and recent â€œCelebrity Apprenticeâ€ winner will attempt a major comeback with a nightly syndicated offering starting in September 2013.
Hall is partnering with syndicator CBS Television Distribution and Tribune Co., which will broadcast the 11 p.m. show on its 17 TV stations, including WGN-TV in Chicago and KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, giving it instant access to more than half the country. Tribune also owns or is a partner in scores of websites and operates eight daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times.
â€œIn the end Iâ€™m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic,â€ Hall said in an interview Monday. Referring to the crowded field in late-night TV â€“ which includes â€œThe Daily Show With Jon Stewartâ€ as well as traditional venues such as â€œThe Tonight Show With Jay Lenoâ€ â€“ he added: â€œI know there are a lot of shows, but I think thereâ€™s a space for my show.