Once a major player on the late-night talk show scene, comedian Arsenio Hall never seemed to find a place to hang his hat after the end of his talk show. It came as a surprise to many, who saw his fast rise in the mid-'80s. Starting out as a standup comic, he soon transitioned to TV and movies, thanks in part to his friend and fellow standup-turned-actor Eddie Murphy -- the two starred together in 's "Coming to America," and Hall had a small role in Murphy's film "Harlem Nights. That was the same year he launched "The Arsenio Hall Show," a syndicated late-night show that went head-to-head with big guys such as Carson, and later Letterman and Leno. It was canceled in , and though he never quite disappeared, he also didn't settle anywhere for long.
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Paramount Domestic Television There have been two different incarnations of The Arsenio Hall Show. The original series premiered on January 3, and ran until May 27, Nineteen years after the original series left television, Hall returned for a revival that premiered on September 9,  and was cancelled after one season, with the finale airing on May 21, Both series were produced by Hall's production company, Arsenio Hall Communications. He was given a week run, during which he became unexpectedly popular. During the monologue of his final appearance as host, Hall stated that the reason he had agreed to only do 13 weeks was because that was as long as he was able to stay, as he had plans "to do other things. He ultimately signed with Paramount Television before Fox finally decided, after the fact, that it wanted to keep him. Unlike Sajak, Hall benefited from prior experience hosting a late-night program, especially when compared with Sajak's lack of emceeing experience outside of his Wheel duties.
Arsenio Hall born February 12, is an American comedian, talk show host, actor, writer and producer. He is best known for hosting The Arsenio Hall Show ,  a late-night talk show that ran from until , and again from to Hall is also known for his appearance as Alan Thicke 's sidekick on the talk show Thicke of the Night. His father is a Baptist minister. Kennedy High School. He later attended college at Kent State University. Hall later moved to Chicago, and then Los Angeles, to pursue a career in comedy, making a couple of appearances on Soul Train. He was also the original voice of Winston Zeddemore in the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters from to In , he co-starred in the comedy film Coming to America with Eddie Murphy. After a moderate start, ratings for the show sagged.