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Arsenio Hall

3 Networks 'Very Interested'

in New Talk Show

5/21/2012 11:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Arsenio Hall's long-awaited talk-show comeback is finally picking up steam ... TMZ has learned 3 networks are "very interested" in signing the comic to a TV deal.

Hall -- who was crowned champion on "Celebrity Apprentice" last night -- has been gunning to get back behind a desk ever since "The Arsenio Hall Show" went off the air back in 1994.

Now, with his newfound Trump-powered momentum ... sources tell us NBC and two other broadcast groups are all making a play for Arsenio ... though it's unclear if Hall would fit in daytime or late-night.

Hall is a late-night legend ... who, along with "The Simpsons," helped build FOX into a juggernaut when they premiered in 1989.

Fist pumps and whoops all around.

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buzz kill    

First!

852 days ago
2.

Jack    

Yea, he won Apprentice but he acted like an emotional little child throughout. Not sure how that is momentum.

852 days ago
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PatTheCat215    

woop woop woop woop woop woop

852 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

Congratulations!

852 days ago
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buzz kill    

Where the hell did he get that mouth and teeth? They must have been transplanted from a horse.

852 days ago
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bkwardstraveler    

Great, another talker with the same stale format of host, house band and terrible joke writing with the thought of "doing things differently".

852 days ago
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Jay W.     

Can't believe it been 18 years since "The Arsenio Hall Show" went off the air. Damn... time really does fly!

Arsenio is a likable chap. Best of luck.

852 days ago
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Maverick    

I saw Arsenio on Real Time with Bill Maher a few weeks back and was really impressed.

Could be fun to see him back if he could talk straight like he did with Maher.

852 days ago
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Gab    

Please God No!!!!!!

852 days ago
10.

Mike    

I just want to see a Coming to America 2!! Come on Semmi!

852 days ago
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TefnutUaRaet    

Glad you won, Arsenio!

852 days ago
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Mr. X    

TMZ....hate to burst your bubble, but Hall's talk show was in syndication, NOT on Fox. He was one of the fill-in hosts after Joan Rivers got ash-canned by Fox.

852 days ago
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TefnutUaRaet    

You're a cool guy. Wish there were many more like you in this world. Live and let live. Glad you won on CA. You deserve to Keep Winning in Life Arsenio. May you keep on winning in life Arsenio. Make all the haters sick while you do. Get sick, haters!

852 days ago
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haviland    

Best news all day!!

852 days ago
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DaveT    

Way back when he had the Aresenio Hall show, it started out pretty good, I liked him.
But by the end it stunk, because Arsenio started developing a bad attitude.
He'd invite guests on, then be rude to them.
And he'd have bands perform music, then insult them a week later.
At the very end he was just all attitude, uppity and know-it-all.
I don't watch Apprentice, but I saw video coverage of his temper tantrum....looks like the same attitude I'm talking about back when his show was ending.
If he has another show I might check it out, but if he's still acting self-righteous, no thanks.

852 days ago
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