January 10, 1997 |
Arsenio's in. Ellen's out. (So to speak.) Arsenio Hall's new comedy will replace Ellen DeGeneres' Ellen in the 9:30 p.m. Wednesday slot, ABC Entertainment chief Jamie Tarses confirmed yesterday. Hall's sitcom (no title yet), produced by DreamWorks, will get a seven-episode tryout beginning March 5. Ellen will return for the May ratings "sweeps. " In an interview during the TV critics meetings here, Tarses said the decision to bump Ellen - produced by ABC owner Disney - had nothing to do with the star's character reportedly coming out of the closet as a lesbian later this season.
September 10, 2013 |
* THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW. 11 p.m. Monday through Friday, PHL17. IT WOULD be stretching it to say that time's stood still for Arsenio Hall, who returns to late-night TV tonight after an absence nearly as long as Rip Van Winkle's. But it hasn't left much of a mark, either. "I have less hair and less shoulder pads" is the way the 57-year-old actor, comedian and once and future late-show host put it in a recent interview in Beverly Hills, Calif. But if you're old enough to have stayed up for "The Arsenio Hall Show" - it aired in syndication from 1989 to 1994 - chances are you're not going to be overwhelmed by those changes.
December 5, 1991 |
Arsenio Hall's plan to build a huge tennis court, on five 25-foot concrete pilings at his home in Hollywood Hills, was rejected Tuesday by the L.A. Board of Zoning Appeals. More than 100 of the TV-talk-show host's neighbors, including actors Martin Landau and Robert Carradine, organized to oppose Hall's plan. "It would be like having a battleship above my property," said producer Blue Andre, who lives directly below Hall's property. "I don't want to stop his house. I just want to stop this monster tennis court.
May 18, 1992 |
To Jay Leno, the Tonight Show is an endless expanse of one-night gigs. And that's just fine. "I've been offered my own show by every network, but I didn't want it," the comic, who takes over the Carson show next Monday, told the New York Daily News. "My attention span is short: As soon as I think of a joke, I like to tell it and get on with the next one. I like the spontaneity. I'd rather do a new show every day than rehearse all week for one. I talk to my friends, like Jerry Seinfeld, who star in sitcoms and they tell me how they have to block, memorize lines, and sometimes pages are torn up and new ones inserted.
April 19, 1994 |
Arsenio Hall is quitting his fading television talk show, which fell victim in ratings and prestige to late-night competitors David Letterman and Jay Leno. The last original broadcast of The Arsenio Hall Show will be May 27, Paramount Television Group said in a statement yesterday. Paramount and Hall's own company co-produce the show, which appears locally on Channel 29. A trademark of the syndicated program, which debuted Jan. 3, 1989, was the audience's "whoof-whoof" show of appreciation.
May 8, 2016 |
Sinéad O'Connor's got 2 words for U She gets herself in the headlines, that Sinéad O'Connor does. On Monday, she kicked off a bizarre week that has plunged her into legal doo-doo. She posted the following on her Facebook page, and we shall let it speak for itself: "Two words for the DEA investigating where Prince got his drugs over the decades. . . . Arsenio Hall (AKA Prince's and Eddie Murphy 's [associate]) Anyone imagining Prince was not a long time hard drug user is living in cloud cuckoo land.
January 15, 1993 |
If you think Arsenio Hall is worried about taking on David Letterman think again. Talking to TV critics here from the set of his syndicated late-night show Wednesday, Hall said he welcomes the expected entry of Letterman into the 11:30 p.m slot on CBS. Hall won't be hurt by Letterman, he says, because the two hosts have different styles and appeal to different audiences. "I am really into show business," says Hall. "I love it. I'm romantic. I'm a sap. I grew up wanting to do this.
May 29, 1994 |
Excited fans in the dog pound pumped their arms and said "woof-woof- woof" for the last time as The Arsenio Hall Show broadcast its final show. The program, which brought a party atmosphere and cutting-edge music to late- night television, ended its five-year run Friday night, opening with a 10- minute retrospective. Hall relived appearances by President Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and Madonna. Hall's first guest on his last show was also his debut guest, singer Luther Vandross.
July 11, 1992 |
Jay Leno to Arsenio Hall: What's the beef? Leno, just getting his sea legs as host of NBC's Tonight Show, continues to be befuddled about public shots taken at him by his syndicated late-night rival weeks before Leno succeeded Johnny Carson on May 25. "I don't quite understand it," Leno said Thursday in the NBC Commissary after taping that night's show. "Some of the comments were so nasty, I thought, 'I'll assume they were misinterpreted or blown out of proportion by the press.
September 9, 2016 |
The set of The Q , Fox 29's (WTXF-TV) new daytime talk show, is spacious, airy, and quiet as host and producer Quincy Harris, 37, stands in the center. His name scrolls in the background. It's the realization of a dream he's had since he was 12 growing up in Germantown. "It feels surreal," Harris said, looking across the set. "You see your name and it's like, 'What is going on?' " The Q is what's going on. The show that bears his first initial premieres at noon Monday.