The Arsenio Hall Show has been canceled after one season, according to Variety.
CBS, which broadcast the program, put an end to the show after its first season because the program was no longer deemed financially viable, the story says.
“Unfortunately, The Arsenio Hall Show will not return for a second season,” CBS said in a statement, according to Variety. “While there are many loyal fans of the show, the series did not grow its audience enough to continue. Arsenio is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for all the hard work and energy he put into the show. We’d also like to thank Tribune and all our station group partners for their support of the show.”
The initial run of Hall’s show was in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In February, Hall featured an interview with Suge Knight, who said that the record industry woes he saw early in his career continue to have an effect on today’s rappers.
“The deals are still messed up,” Suge said. “I think it’s unfair if you really look at it, if you look at Interscope, the two guys from Compton—Game, Kendrick Lamar—got two of the worst deals in the industry. And when you look at it, it’s not so much the production company fault, but what people don’t realize is that if you’re on Universal, it’s the ship. Then Interscope get they cut, thenAftermath get they cut, then G-Unit get they cut. Then the guy who really has Game signed, it was another production company, then it came to Game. The reality is there’s more slavery now than ever.” While Hall checked Knight’s statement—and later quipped “12 Years A Rapper”—the record exec touted some industry deals as “worse.” “When you were a slave you knew it was bad,” he said. “When you was a slave, you was like, ‘Shit, it’s bad.’ But it’s worse when somebody make you be a celebrity and put you on a status and you thanking a person for stabbing you in the back.”
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