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January 10, 1997 | By Gail Shister, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* 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.
NEWS
December 5, 1991 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributors to this report include Reuters, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Daily News and USA Today
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.
NEWS
May 18, 1992 | THE INQUIRER STAFF This report includes information from the Associated Press, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times and Reuters
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.
NEWS
April 19, 1994 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
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.
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January 15, 1993 | By Gail Shister Inquirer TV critic Jonathan Storm contributed to this story
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.
NEWS
May 29, 1994 | From Inquirer wire services
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.
NEWS
July 11, 1992 | By Gail Shister Inquirer television critic Jonathan Storm contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
September 9, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
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.
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September 9, 2016 | By Sofiya Ballin, Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
May 8, 2016 | Inquirer Staff
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2013 | By Ellen Gray
* 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 31, 2012 | David Hiltbrand
The god of television is, in my imagination, a rugged cowboy type who looks and sounds a lot like Lorne Greene during the Bonanza era. Whatever tube deities you worship, it is time to give them thanks for the extraordinary programming bounty they have provided us on Sunday night. Amen and pass the remote. This is a feast beyond all reckoning - or recording, for that matter. Just don't make the rookie mistake of filling up on Shahs of Sunset reruns before the main courses are served.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2012
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (11 p.m., COM) - Will Ferrell. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Arsenio Hall; Lily Collins; the Secret Sisters perform. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Kristin Chenoweth; Jimmie Johnson; Neon Trees performs. Late Show With David Letterman (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Paul Rudd; John Witherspoon; Heartless Bastards performs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 1999 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
'That damn pizza place was driving me crazy," producer Kevin Abbott said at a recent party in L.A. "It was making so many demands: a fancy trailer, special food at the snack table. Finally, when it asked to renegotiate its contract and get residuals, I just had to let it go. " And that's why Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place will henceforth be Two Guys and a Girl. OK, that's not really why. But the reason it's a funny joke in Hollywood is that, over history, many human TV stars have gotten too big for their britches and have been shown the door - yet the shows that starred them continued.
NEWS
September 22, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"Oh, sure. I feed on flak. It's my croutons. " - Screenwriter Paul Rudnick, asked if he anticipated "getting any flak" over his new movie, "In & Out" It's enough to make Tattle feel like a schoolgirl. Just as they did in the old days, the Rolling Stones are bickering with the Beatles. Now members of once-battling bands appear to be arguing over who was the biggest stoner. Tattle regulars will recall reading here the other day about a new biography of Paul McCartney, in which the former member of the Fab Four took the - what?
NEWS
April 2, 1997 | by Nancy M. Reichardt, For the Daily News
ARSENIO. Channel 6, 9:30 tonight. It has been a whirlwind year for Vivica A. Fox from last summer's blockbuster film, "Independence Day," followed by "Set It Off" and "Booty Call," to upcoming parts in "Soul Food," with Vanessa Williams, and the dangerously seductive Ms. B. Haven opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Batman and Robin. " "Did I hit the lottery or what?" says Fox. "What a difference a year makes. What a difference a hit movie makes. I'm staying very humbled about this and I just feel blessed.
NEWS
March 5, 1997 | by Cindy Pearlman, For the Daily News
Whatever became of Arsenio Hall? There were plenty of rumors. He was dying. He was ensconced in a tropical love nest with Paula Abdul. He was in drug rehab. Hall himself saw that last one. "I went on the Internet and read I was in detox at Betty Ford," he says, shaking his head. "I got on line under a fake name and typed in, 'I know Arsenio better than anyone else and he's not in detox, you idiots!"' But where was he? Three years after the demise of his late-night television program, he's finally emerged to headline a new ABC sitcom, "Arsenio," debuting tonight on Channel 6. But where has he been?
ENTERTAINMENT
January 10, 1997 | By Gail Shister, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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