Raise your hand if you thought “The Arsenio Hall Show” was a goner.
Well, it looks like Arsenio may still have life. According to Hall’s manager, John Ferriter, the now unemployed late-night host may be down, but he’s not out. There’s a good chance he’ll be back for a third go ’round.
“There’s been an outpouring of support,” Ferriter told TheWrap. “We started getting calls over the weekend.”
As we reported last Friday, CBS Television Distribution went back on its decision to renew “The Arsenio Hall Show” and cancelled it. But Ferriter says other outlets didn’t waste any time reaching out and Hall’s camp is already in “early talks” to bring the series back.
However, TheWrap says it couldn’t find anyone willing verify what Ferriter’s claim.
An individual close to the production told TheWrap that E!, OWN and BET were among the media companies courting Hall. But when contacted by TheWrap, two outlets denied that they’ve contacted anyone in Hall’s camp.
An E! representative told TheWrap “no,” when asked if the network was interested. Another individual inside the company said bluntly that Hall is “too old” for E!’s demographic. Oh snap!
A rep for OWN also insisted that the network hadn’t reached out to Hall’s people and OWN has no plans to bring him to their channel.
Well dang. Now all of a sudden it’s sounding like it’s back to square one