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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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106.

LadyN    

There is a reason he hasn't had a show since 1994. He showed some of that when he flew into blind rages and called women filthy names and then cried because he said he was just emotional. I don't know why he won CA since he made 1/3 less money than Clay and I don't know what he would do now that he didn't do in 1994 to keep him on TV. But whatever. Good luck to him.

694 days ago
107.

kirk    

This news just makes me want to say loud and queer - I mean clear: QUEEN!

694 days ago
108.

Rod    

These programming people just do NOT have a clue as to what shows will succeed. This is such a dumb idea and it probably was thought up by the people responsible for continuing the Apprentice three years too long!

693 days ago
109.

Rod    

The people who believe that Arsenio has a huge following that will translate into huge ratings success are sorely wrong and out of touch.

693 days ago
110.

Maui Girl    

Pleeeeeze. This guy ranks somewhere between Mori Povich and Donohue. Not on my TV!

665 days ago
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