Hall is partnering with 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 KTBC-TV in Los Angeles, giving it instant access to more than half the country.
“We’re excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show,” CBS TV Distribution president John Nogawski said in a statement. “Years ago, he transcended time periods and attracted a crossover audience while bringing a fresh perspective to late night. That same need in the market exists today as when we originally launched. We are looking forward to the same success with Arsenio’s seasoned expertise and appeal in this genre.”
“In the end I’m a comic, and nothing fits the talk-show mode like a stand-up comic,” Hall said in an interview Monday. Referring to the crowded field in late-night TV — which includes “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” as well as traditional venues such as “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” — Hall added: “I know there are a lot of shows, but I think there’s a space for my show.”