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Arsenio Hall: How Arsenio plans to reconquer late night TV (+video)

Arsenio Hall returns to late night TV on Sept. 9. How will the host of 'The Arsenio Hall Show' woo viewers from Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, and David Letterman?

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Arsenio Hall doesn't seem overly worried about taking on late night's heavy hitters with the Sept. 9 return of his own late night talk show, "The Arsenio Hall Show."

Going against Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, and Jay Leno as he hands off to Jimmy Fallon, Hall explained how he intends to thrive.

First, find those viewers who don't already have a favorite. "I know that not everybody has a late-night host," Hall told reporters at a Television Critics Association panel on Monday.

Second, try to get viewers who will tune in two or hopefully three nights a week.


"You have people who come up to you and say, 'I'm your biggest fan. I watch you every night, man!' and that's not true," the host said. "Your biggest fan doesn't watch you every night. He may watch you three nights and then two nights he'll watch other people. You just want to offer a good, fun show and you're serving a unique personality that's not there so that you'll just be in the game."

"I just want to be in the game," he continued. "I just have to be better than one cat that's there."


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