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May 30th, 2014 under Arsenio Hall

Just a few a weeks after The Arsenio Hall Show was picked up for a second season, CBS Television Distribution decided to cancel it. According to Variety, the show was facing downgrades from several stations and the syndicated late night show became too expensive to produce.
Not only was the show cancelled after being told it would be back. Arsenio will not get a goodbye show because production was halted immediately on the show permanently. The talk show was in repeats this week and will not be doing any new ones in the future. And I think that is unfair to late night legend. He should have been allowed to have a sendoff week. Don’t you think?
BTW come September, Late Night will once again be an all white man’s game because with Arsenio gone now and Chelsea Handler leaving in August, that leaves Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, David Letterman, Craig Ferguson (only non-American by birth), Jon Stewart (the only Jew) and Stephen Colbert. So CBS that leaves it up to you to add some variety to late night when you replace Craig Ferguson. I still suggest JB Smoove, Craig Robinson, Tracy Morgan, Jane Lynch and/or Matthew Perry.
And after I typed all of that, I forgot that come next year we are getting The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. But I still think we need a little more variety on late night. If daytime can do it, why can’t they do the same 12 hours later?
Finally, this has been a really crappy week for Arsenio. Not only did he lose his show, he also lost out on his bid to buy the Clippers.


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