'Arsenio Hall Show' cancelled after one season

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:02 PM ET

Arsenio Hall’s return to late night television has come to an end.

The comedian’s talk show, “The Arsenio Hall Show,” which was initially renewed for a second season, was cancelled after it was downgraded to different timeslots in some markets and considered too financially risky to continue.

A spokesperson for CBS Television Distribution said the show, which premiered in September, failed to impress in the ratings.

“Unfortunately, ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ will not return for a second season; while there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue,” the spokesperson said.

In his own statement, Hall noted that despite the cancellation, he was grateful and proud of the show and its staff.

“When I started this adventure with CTD and Tribune, we all knew it would be a challenge — I'm gratified for the year we've had and proud of the show we created,” Hall said. “I'd like to thank everyone on my staff for rallying around me and striving to make the best show possible every night.”


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