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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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bagladey    

Best wishes to Arsenio.

850 days ago
32.

Lydia    

His show was good back in the day but he is a has been. He even acts like one. I think people were very nostalgic about Arsenio and loved him (including me!)... until they saw him on Celebrity Apprentice and saw how he acted.

850 days ago
33.

Blu    

WTF He rode everybody coattails and he has no respect for women.......Not a fan of clay either ......aubrey
was the workhorse.

850 days ago
34.

TXLA    

YES! Bring Arsenio Back! I love him...he is hilarious & a great host! Woop! Woop! Woop!

850 days ago
35.

buzz kill    

He could eat corn through a picket fence.

850 days ago
36.

Zack B    

Well... Arsenio Hall's show never really aired on Fox. It was syndicated by Paramount. True, it aired on a bunch of Fox stations, but it also aired on many CBS stations during the three years between the time CBS ditched Pat Sajak and went with David Letterman.

850 days ago
37.

diva20    

I want be watching arsenio is washed up so he won apprentice i wonder who d*** he s***** to get the job offers.

850 days ago
38.

Mr Objectivity    

Honestly he had his time. There's nothing new to Arsenio. Nice guy. He offered something different back in late 80's early 90s. But by today's standards he's just another re-tred out of work. If we're gonna bring him back then let's give freaky deak Joan Rivers her old show back too. Wish him luck but been there done that

850 days ago
39.

TefnutUaRaet    

It's pleasant seeing you again, Arsenio. You are cool and carefree sense of reality. If more people were like you, this world would be a little more better.

850 days ago
40.

Sam Sunshine     

Congrats, Arsenio has always had the gift of connecting with live and TV audience. Much better than Conan, Jay and Letterman.

850 days ago
41.

justjo104    

Arsenio should not of even made it to the final 2. No business man in any business should treat anyone the way he treated Aubrey. Doesn't matter, man or women should never be cussed at while on the job. Arsenio did not have one original idea the entire show. Mr Trump made the wrong choice this time. Sometimes there is a reason we don't see someone for a long while, they have no talent!

850 days ago
42.

Jodi    

Oh please...the man had a talk show back in the 90's and it bit the dust and he is no legend TMZ. We don't need another talk show from him or anyone else. Go off and enjoy the money you won Arsenio.

850 days ago
43.

TJ    

Arsenio's talk show was syndicated. It may have aired on SOME FOX stations, but it was not a network show and had nothing to do with building them into a "juggernaut."

850 days ago
44.

LasVegasResidency    

Oprah, Style and G4

850 days ago
45.

Throwback kid    

I like Arsenio but he has to stop sucking up to Magic Johnson like he is God or something, Magic is a former basketball player who has HIV, he is living with it like thousands of other people are in this country. If he didn't cheat on his wife Cookie with multiple sex partners Magic would have never even been in this position. Arsenio used to do the same thing with Eddie Murphy, he acted like Eddie could walk on water in his heyday. Just be yourself Aresenio and stop looking up to other men

850 days ago
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