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The Arsenio Hall Show

60 min
Comedy | Family | Music | Talk-Show
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Sandra Fullerton
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 1989-01-03
Filming Locations: Stage 29, Paramount Studios - 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Michael McKean
Michael McKean
The Arsenio Hall Show
Arsenio Hall
Himself - Host (370 episodes, 1989-1994)
Burton Richardson
Himself - Announcer / ... (367 episodes, 1989-1994)
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The show was syndicated and aired on some CBS affiliates throughout the country. When Late Show with David Letterman (1993) premiered, many CBS affiliates moved Hall's show to a later timeslot or dropped the show altogether. Hall's show also aired on some Fox affiliates. One week later, Fox premiered _"The Chevy Chase Show" (1993) and Hall's show suffered the same fate. Even though Chase's show was short-lived, Hall was unable to retrieve his previous timeslots. Hall's show was still popular in the markets where his show had not been moved or replaced but the nationwide ratings had sharply declined.
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The appearance of Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan was highly controversial due to remarks by Farrakhan that many felt were anti-Semitic and homophobic. Protests from Jewish and gay groups pressured Hall to cancel Farrakhan's appearance but Hall adamantly refused. Hall agreed to feature pre-taped segments featuring opposing viewpoints but he did not air any of them. Some affiliates put a disclaimer before the episode warning viewers. The furor over this episode was a major reason why Hall and Paramount decided not to renew his contract.
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Michael McKean