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(TV NewsCheck)   Were you aware that Arsenio Hall was back on late-night TV? Neither were NBC and Brian Williams   (tvnewscheck.com) divider line 45
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2014-02-20 05:49:55 PM
I found out by accident one night when I couldn't sleep.
 
IP
2014-02-20 05:54:45 PM
Which almost-network was THAT desperate?
 
2014-02-20 05:55:16 PM
That Firefly was canceled and this joke of a show hasn't is testimony that not enough people in Hollyweird are being hung
 
2014-02-20 05:59:26 PM
Those people over there are the people who think it's still 1991 and can't wait to see A Tribe Called Quest perform.
 
2014-02-20 06:01:13 PM
Bad oversight on their part.  Yet there are are many many channels now and his show is brand new.  So it's understandable.


/used to enjoy his original show
/knew this was coming because of Celebrity Apprentice
/wasn't sure it started
/don't know when or where it airs
/have no plans at all to ever see it
/woof
 
2014-02-20 06:04:02 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-20 06:11:08 PM
So he's got a show and Leno is out. Who's laughing now?

neither of their audiences
 
2014-02-20 06:12:01 PM
They're grooming him to take over the tonight show when the ratings tank. Say, about 2 weeks.
 
2014-02-20 06:26:11 PM
And he's every bit as awful as I remember him.
 
2014-02-20 06:28:57 PM
I saw it one night.  I swear, it was like a trip back in time.  Same style of jokes, and same weak, uncomfortable interviewing style.

It felt a bit sad actually.
 
2014-02-20 06:29:37 PM
So when does Pat Sajak get another show?
 
2014-02-20 06:42:30 PM
Arsenio should have Kid N Play as musical guests. That would put his show on the map!
 
2014-02-20 06:42:43 PM
So when does Pat Sajak get another show?

Right after Alan Thicke gets one.
 
2014-02-20 06:43:06 PM

MFAWG: And he's every bit as awful as I remember him.


The only thing I remember about his show was the annoying woof woof woof noises coming from the audience.
 
2014-02-20 06:48:18 PM

Ishkur: Those people over there are the people who think it's still 1991 and can't wait to see A Tribe Called Quest perform.


Keep on doing The Humpty Dance!
 
2014-02-20 06:50:52 PM

wiseolddude: So when does Pat Sajak get another show?

Right after Alan Thicke gets one.


Then Chevy Chase.
 
2014-02-20 06:51:00 PM
From what I've heard despite the time slot and channel Aresino Halls talk show is actually doing good in the ratings. 

IP: Which almost-network was THAT desperate?


In the Philly area it's on PHL17.. Aka: The Jerry Springer, Maury, Steve Wilkos,  and network syndicated shows channel.

/not being racist
 
2014-02-20 06:52:22 PM
I've watched it. It's uncomfortable to me. I'm not sure why.
 
2014-02-20 06:53:35 PM

IP: Which almost-network was THAT desperate?


Its syndicated, so its most likely owned by a production company.  Wiki says many Tribune-owned stations carry it, and CBS distributes it (which doesn't mean its actually *on* CBS).

I've never seen this new show... but his show in the 1990's wasn't that horrible.  I remember watching it from time to time.  He gave a lot of rap/hip-hop acts exposure they weren't getting from the major players.
 
2014-02-20 06:54:18 PM

wichitaleaf: wiseolddude: So when does Pat Sajak get another show?

Right after Alan Thicke gets one.

Then Chevy Chase.


Dammit... you stole my joke.
 
2014-02-20 06:58:37 PM

wichitaleaf: wiseolddude: So when does Pat Sajak get another show?

Right after Alan Thicke gets one.

Then Chevy Chase.


content8.flixster.com

What about me? I'm still "Kickin' It" at 3am every Saturday morning!
 
2014-02-20 06:59:27 PM

downstairs: IP: Which almost-network was THAT desperate?

Its syndicated, so its most likely owned by a production company.  Wiki says many Tribune-owned stations carry it, and CBS distributes it (which doesn't mean its actually *on* CBS).

I've never seen this new show... but his show in the 1990's wasn't that horrible.  I remember watching it from time to time.  He gave a lot of rap/hip-hop acts exposure they weren't getting from the major players.


It also runs on the CW, which CBS owns
 
2014-02-20 07:01:58 PM

Confabulat: I've watched it. It's uncomfortable to me. I'm not sure why.


patdollard.com

This guy stole his mojo.
 
2014-02-20 07:11:46 PM

DesertCoyote: Ishkur: Those people over there are the people who think it's still 1991 and can't wait to see A Tribe Called Quest perform.

Keep on doing The Humpty Dance!


Digital Underground and Tribe Called Quest have had more talent than 99.9 percent than most hip hop artists in the last 20 years.
 
2014-02-20 07:13:32 PM
So middle-aged black people are into nostalgia too now?
 
2014-02-20 07:18:46 PM

Mugato: So when does Pat Sajak get another show?


When Bill O'Reilly retires.
 
2014-02-20 07:39:13 PM

theflatline: Digital Underground and Tribe Called Quest have had more talent than 99.9 percent than most hip hop artists in the last 20 years.


As much as I love DU and Tribe, that statement is completely wrong.  There's tons of great hip hop, you just have to dig for it.
 
2014-02-20 07:45:51 PM

Brick-House: They're grooming him to take over the tonight show when the ratings tank. Say, about 2 weeks.


I watched the first episode of The Tonight Show with Fallon.  He comes off as so desperate for everyone to love him that it's kind of exhausting.
 
2014-02-20 08:35:58 PM
Hi Eddie.
 
2014-02-20 08:51:32 PM
Does he still have the same douchebag bandleader?
 
2014-02-20 09:05:14 PM
theflatline:  Digital Underground and Tribe Called Quest have had more talent than 99.9 percent than most hip hop artists in the last 20 years.

that.

Outkast--really the entire Dungeon Family--bites so heavily from Digital Underground's approach that it pains me that people only remember "The Humpty Dance."
 
2014-02-20 09:10:11 PM

Glitchwerks: theflatline: Digital Underground and Tribe Called Quest have had more talent than 99.9 percent than most hip hop artists in the last 20 years.

As much as I love DU and Tribe, that statement is completely wrong.  There's tons of great hip hop, you just have to dig for it.


I would argue that even though I agree with your second statement, I still disagree with the your first.  That's just how good A Tribe Called Quest is.
 
2014-02-20 10:18:54 PM

Glitchwerks: theflatline: Digital Underground and Tribe Called Quest have had more talent than 99.9 percent than most hip hop artists in the last 20 years.

As much as I love DU and Tribe, that statement is completely wrong.  There's tons of great hip hop, you just have to dig for it.


s3.media.squarespace.com

Paul's Boutique changed everything.
 
2014-02-20 11:53:34 PM
 
2014-02-21 01:07:58 AM
I knew, I've just been ignoring the show's existence. At one point I really loved the Arsenio Hall show while I was growing up and I know that this new show would not live up to the way I remembered the old one. From experience I know that things don't necessarily get better when you try to revisit them as adults, nor do you normally get a whole new appreciation for things. In most cases you tend to look at the thing you formerly loved and think "what the fark was I thinking?"
 
2014-02-21 02:21:37 AM
Don't feel bad, Brian. 98% of the nation forgot that Arsenio is back, except for the people who can't get to sleep and had to choose between that and QVC.
 
2014-02-21 04:13:47 AM

downstairs: IP: Which almost-network was THAT desperate?

Its syndicated, so its most likely owned by a production company.  Wiki says many Tribune-owned stations carry it, and CBS distributes it (which doesn't mean its actually *on* CBS).

I've never seen this new show... but his show in the 1990's wasn't that horrible.  I remember watching it from time to time.  He gave a lot of rap/hip-hop acts exposure they weren't getting from the major players.


He mentioned on tonight's show that it was partially owned by CBS. It gets syndicated to non-affiliates, though.

Surely I'm not the only one here who watches the guy's show on a regular basis, right? I think he approaches it with more enthusiasm than most of the other talk show hosts (except Colbert - I really wanna know what kind of coffee he's drinking), and being on at 11pm means I'm not more than half asleep when it's over.
 
2014-02-21 07:44:26 AM

cyberspacedout: downstairs: IP: Which almost-network was THAT desperate?

Its syndicated, so its most likely owned by a production company.  Wiki says many Tribune-owned stations carry it, and CBS distributes it (which doesn't mean its actually *on* CBS).

I've never seen this new show... but his show in the 1990's wasn't that horrible.  I remember watching it from time to time.  He gave a lot of rap/hip-hop acts exposure they weren't getting from the major players.

He mentioned on tonight's show that it was partially owned by CBS. It gets syndicated to non-affiliates, though.

Surely I'm not the only one here who watches the guy's show on a regular basis, right? I think he approaches it with more enthusiasm than most of the other talk show hosts (except Colbert - I really wanna know what kind of coffee he's drinking), and being on at 11pm means I'm not more than half asleep when it's over.


Seems you are. Glad to hear it, though; the guy seems nice.
 
2014-02-21 08:21:24 AM
I don't own a tv.  I'm too busy digging with makeshift shovels of nonbiodegradable material for underground urban music
 
2014-02-21 08:55:09 AM
Has Arsenio had a white guest yet? Or a guest that wasn't Eddie Murphy?
 
2014-02-21 08:57:15 AM
Arsenio hasn't aged since 1985.
 
2014-02-21 10:13:29 AM

Tenga: Arsenio hasn't aged since 1985.


His face or his material?

/obligatory
 
2014-02-21 12:53:28 PM

Zarquon's Flat Tire: So middle-aged black people are into nostalgia too now?


At least one, anyhow.
 
2014-02-21 05:27:15 PM
Of course NBC wouldn't realize that Arsenio Hall was back on TV.  That network, more than
practically any other, is blind to the existence of any shows other than its own - except when they
need an advertising target.  (Remember back in 1983? There were ads in which "Manimal"
chased J.R. Ewing out of his swimming pool, "The Rousters" shot at the Love Boat like a
shooting-gallery target, John Houseman said, "T.J. Hooker, you're dead meat," and the
like.  Didn't help them - all their new shows that year croaked before the end of the season.)
 
2014-02-22 09:06:34 AM

Li'l Robbie: Of course NBC wouldn't realize that Arsenio Hall was back on TV.  That network, more than
practically any other, is blind to the existence of any shows other than its own - except when they
need an advertising target.  (Remember back in 1983? There were ads in which "Manimal"
chased J.R. Ewing out of his swimming pool, "The Rousters" shot at the Love Boat like a
shooting-gallery target, John Houseman said, "T.J. Hooker, you're dead meat," and the
like.  Didn't help them - all their new shows that year croaked before the end of the season.)


Their Monday "Nightly News" montage showed David Letterman and Conan O'Brien. If there were any two personalities that are bitter toward NBC, and the network would rather erase from its memory, it would be those two.
 
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