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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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76.

Bill    

I think if NBC is one of those networks... He should take it ... after all The Apprentice is an NBC show.

828 days ago
77.

mitzi    

did aubrey congraulate him?

828 days ago
78.

Snerkles    

'Loved his original show, until I figured his "sincerity" was completely insincere. He all but drools on people, sucking up to them.
Will not be watching, this time.

828 days ago
79.

MadCharles    

Good for him but man ! Poor Hollywood is so out of creativity they replace them with all sorts of fishing for retreads. Battleship sinks, what next ? Lincoln Logs Adventures; perhaps, Erector Set Blues . MadCharles is good for 4 year olds thru adults, animated or feature, and it's fresh.

828 days ago
80.

Truth    

WTF wants to see this guy on TV again? The 90's are gone dude and they ain't coming back.

828 days ago
81.

Red Buttons    

A talk show legend?????????????

828 days ago
82.

jayman419    

It's a good fit for a network like Fox (not Fox News, just plain old Fox) or the CW, neither of which has a current in-house, exclusive program.

He had crossover appeal on his old show, but the networks will be counting on him to draw minority audiences a lot easier than Conan, Leno, Letterman, or Craigy Ferg.

828 days ago
83.

Irene    

I always felt that Arsenio was uncomfortable with himself, making him uncomfortable to watch and we don't need any more talk shows.

828 days ago
84.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

I'd watch it. As long as it's not going to be a platform for disguised passive-aggressive white bashing I'd love to see him back in front of the camera.

828 days ago
85.

i8pikachu    

The AH show got tired really fast.

828 days ago
86.

Jay    

Clay Aikens got dupped again! He should have won Idol and he should have won "Celebrity" . Trump went with the race card, he only chose Arsenio because he didn't want the backlash if he didn't chose the black, for if he hadn't the blacks would have yelled racist as they always do when they don't get their way. Aresnio was a foul-mouthed fool on the show, I was embarrassed for him, he's a trash nut, Clay was a gentleman throughout and won double the money at the end that Arsenio did, no way Clay should have lost, except he's white. Arsenio gets a TV show, no way we'd watch, he's nasty, no class or talent at all. Shame on you Trump, you know Clay should have won!

828 days ago
87.

bunny    

Definitely nights. Putting him on during the day is stupid. He was the King of nights. Us kids all around the world never got any sleep because if we didn't watch Arsenio, we weren't considered cool because we didn't know what happened. My God, I'm getting old.

828 days ago
88.

remyr12    

Nice that he won and nit Aubrey. Not sure why people are defending Aubrey, remember how she treated Lisa and Tia and kept on saying that Tia was old and she's young, and famous. As if she won't ever get old. I think she never expected someone to to put her in her place and to treat her like the way she treated other people. Even the Trumps were surprised at her behavior and attitude.

828 days ago
89.

Silverado Mom    

That's great news. So happy for him. I've always missed his show. I thought he was so real, so appreciative, and funny ta boot. I think he'd do well at night like before but with all the competition, just put him in Oprah's last time slot and see how it goes. I'm confident he will do well whatever time slot they put him in, so long as it's fair.

828 days ago
90.

cobrazombie    

Isn't he a prince?

828 days ago
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