Change Of Heart: “The Arsenio Hall Show” Canceled After Being Renewed

On February 26, 2014, reported that “The Arsenio Hall Show” had been renewed for a second season.

During an episode of Arsenio Hall’s late-night talk show, his good friend Jay Leno appeared to surprise him with the good news.

READ: Back For More: “The Arsenio Hall Show” Renewed

In the most bizarre move, CBS has changed its mind on bringing back “The Arsenio Hall Show.” Late Friday it was announced that the show would not move forward with a second season after all.

Arsenio Hall

CBS Television Distribution released a statement saying that the May 21 season finale of the show would be the series finale episode.

“While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” CBS said in a statement.

“We all knew it would be a challenge,” Hall said in a statement released by CBS. “I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created.”

Because the news broke late on Friday, many fans of the show missed that CBS had reversed its decision to bring the show back.

The 58-year-old comic took to Twitter on Monday address the situation with fans.


Sadly, CBS’s change of heart misled producers and show employees who ended this season believing they would be returning for a second season later this year. Now they’re all unemployed.

This was Hall’s second late-night stint. His groundbreaking first effort of the show had a five-year run and aired from 1989-94.

Prince & Arsenio Hall on “The Arsenio Hall Show”

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