Can Arsenio Hall Become the New Johnny Carson?

Celebrity Q&A
on August 23, 2013

I’m excited that we’ll be seeing Arsenio Hall on TV again. What made him decide to come back?
—Gail Hunter, Fairfield, Calif.

Hall, 57, who returns to the air with his new syndicated late-night “Arsenio Hall Show” on Sept. 9 (check local listings for stations and times), sat out a decade on the TV sidelines after his previous talk show ended in 1994. “I spent many years as a single dad, assuming I was semi-retired,” he says. “But it became increasingly obvious that I missed my late-night gab fest, and my childhood dream of doing what Johnny Carson did is the only thing that makes me totally happy.”

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