A New Arsenio Hall Talk Show? Multiple Networks Interested In Deal With 'Celebrity Apprentice' Winner

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on May 21 2012 3:53 PM
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A new Arsenio Hall talk show could be in the cards for the latest Celebrity Apprentice winner. Coming off a recent win on Trump's hit show, TMZ is reporting that NBC and two other networds are all working up offers for Hall. No details on whether Hall would fit in daytime or late-night have been released. REUTERS/Phil McCarten

A new Arsenio Hall talk show could be in the cards for the latest Celebrity Apprentice winner.

Hall -- who was crowned champion on Celebrity Apprentice last night -- has been looking to get back on a talk show ever since The Arsenio Hall Show went off the air back in 1994.

And according to TMZ, three networks are very interested in signing Hall to a TV deal.

Coming off a recent win on Trump's hit show, TMZ is reporting that NBC and two other networds are all working up offers for Hall. No details on whether Hall would fit in daytime or late-night have been released.

Hall made his name in the early 90s by taking over Fox's The Late Show, which at one point was hosted by Joan Rivers.

From 1989 to 1994, Hall dominated a nationwide audience with his syndicated late night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show.

The show became a breakout late night success, rating especially high among the coveted younger demographic.

 The show was also known for its audience's distinctive alternative to applause: chanting Woo, Woo, Woo! while doing the pre-mature fist pump.

The show also sparked a clear rivalry with Jay Leno after he came out with a late night broadcast called The Tonight Show. Hall would go on to say that he would kick Jay's ass in the ratings game.

A most notable guest appearance was when then-Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Bill Clinton appeared on the show and performed a rendition of Elvis Presley's Heartbreak Hotel on the saxophone.

Rating for The Arsenio Hall Show began to slump as Hall butted heads with Paramount, his distributor. The tension arose from Hall's invitation to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in February 1994. Hall gave the entire hour to Farrakhan and did not do anything else besides conduct an interview.

The Arsenio Hall Show was canceled in May 1994.

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