Sorry, Arsenio Hall — despite getting renewed for a second season of “The Arsenio Hall Show” back in February, CBS TV Distribution has canceled the talk show.
The late-night syndicated talk show will not return for its previously granted sophomore season, Deadline reports. Maybe Jay Leno’s appearance on “The Arsenio Hall Show” revealing the Season 2 renewal was a bit premature …
“Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” CBSTVD said in a statement Friday, after several owners of TV-station groups balked at a second season. “Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”
Hall adds, “When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge — I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created. I’d like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”