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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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16.

hapegoluky    

One tends to show one's true self under pressure. So when he called Aubrey O'Day very un-gentlemanly things I saw who he was. Clay Aiken is a class act and raised triple the money. Trump's choice had more to do with future "Arsenio" appearances than about who was the better player.

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eicarr     

Crazy. Watching that show he reminded me of a 12 year old girl. something is wrong with that guy, can't put my finger on it.

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18.

UNLEVINED HARVEY    

this dummy pulled the race card, blaming it and not lack of talent for the demise of his show

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19.

Ih8Taxes    

I really don't see how he would be any different from the other same old talk shows.

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20.

Carol    

Can't wait for Arsenio's new talk show. Loved his old one.

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damienevil    

legend?....ya like project x was a classic and frankel looks hot in a bikini.....tmz is famous for their hyperbole.......ive been hearing him say networks were interested for years...its the new version of check in the mail

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22.

Amber    

Dear Lord, Please No.....

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23.

Cujeaux    

Please no more of this ass.

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24.

MrHarrybawls2010    

There were a couple of reasons why Arsenio Hall's talk show was taken off the air. It was very good, but then Hall started to lose it. In one bizarre show, he kissed Diana Ross on the couch for about 2 minutes long and she finally had to pull him off of her. Then of course the interview with Vanilla Ice which is one of the most uncomfortable moments on TV (along with the diana ross kiss) where Hall showed no mercy attacking Vanilla during the interview. Finally there were rumours of drug use backstage. The show was great , but those three things killed the show.

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25.

Luz    

A late night show legend???? Who said that?

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26.

Luz    

Nooooooo!!!!!!

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27.

janet    

Isn't celebrity apprentice about charity? the so called winner donates that to his charity. Am I wrong? I've never watched the show.

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28.

Luz    

An Arsenio Hall Show? More garbage through the television screen!

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29.

Sultry    

Fist pumps and whoops! He seems to have picked up right where he left off as far as his hosting skills are concerned. He's still got it! Hope to see you back on the tube Arsenio!

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30.

Luz    

He was the winner w/Clay Aiken?
I'm so glad I stop watching that show since Arsenio had that mean encounter with that girl! What's her name?

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