After weeks of speculation and dismal ratings, the Arsenio Hall show will not return for a second season.
The show opened to stellar ratings (1.9 in households, 1.0 in adults 18-49) but wasn’t able to maintain even after a highly-rated Prince appearance and boost from good-friend Eddie Murphy.
Arsenio is a great-talent! I think much of this can be attributed to his writing staff. The jokes just didn’t connect and were often times highly-offensive and unfunny.
I guess we can now say Jay Leno’s surprise announcement of a second-season in February was a bit premature.
That’s show business for you!
Maybe BET will pick it up. Better luck next time Arsenio!