No one is more excited about the news than the heads over at the network, who released a statement sayin':
"We're excited to welcome Arsenio back to the family and partnering on his new, late-night syndicated talk show. Arsenio had a substantial following with his previous late-night show, and that same 18-34 audience is now right in the middle of the late-night core audience of 35-54. 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.”The new show will debut next fall, in 2013, covering 52% of the country — including 17 of the top 20 markets — at the 10 PM time slot!
Elated to be back on the tube, Arsenio shared his gratitude in his own statement, saying:
"It's an amazing feeling to be going home to my old friends and colleagues and firing up our 'Night Thing.’ Let's get busy … again!”
How well do you think the show will do???? I mean is there anyone black in late night. There was Monique, but that ended quickly. I'm excited for his opportunity to make us crack up again. Good job Arsenio!!!