Somewhere, the Dog Pound woofs: Arsenio Hall's new late-night, syndicated talk show has been sold to stations in more than 85 percent of the country, CBS Television Distribution announced Thursday.
The show has been sold in all of the top 50 markets. In addition to Tribune Broadcasting, CBS Television and local TV stations that signed on early, the show has also been sold to stations from Sinclair Broadcasting, LIN Television Stations, Belo Corp., Cox Enterprises, Media General, Post-Newsweek Stations, Newport Television, Raycom Media and The Grant Group.
Hall's new show will debut in fall 2013. Hall, who recently won NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice," is best known for hosting the Emmy Award-winning "The Arsenio Hall Show" -- famed for the Dog Pound, doing that Arsenio thing with your arm, and a saxophone peformance by a certain future president. It ran from 1989 to 1994.
The new show will be produced by CBS Television Distribution, in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions. Hall and John Ferriter will executive produce.