Thursday, September 5, 2013
ARSENIO HALL SHOW PREMIERES FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH.
How fast time flies. After over a year of talking about it, the all-new The Arsenio Hall Show debuts nationwide, less than a week from today, on Monday, September 9 at 11pm here on the east coast (check local listings), on CBS. Ahead of its debut, the network has revealed the new show's first week lineup of guests today, via press release. "My first week of guests offers a taste of pop culture and represents the mix of talent I hope to have on my show every week," Hall said. "I am honored to welcome friends - both old and new - to my show. My goal is to have fun, make people laugh, and send viewers to bed with a smile on their face." The premiere week schedule follows: · Monday, Sept. 9: Chris Tucker. · Tuesday, Sept. 10: Ice Cube, Lisa Kudrow and musical guest, rapper Mac Miller. · Wednesday, Sept. 11: Magic Johnson, George Lopez, and musical guest, rapper Nas. · Thursday, Sept. 12: Actor Mark Harmon from NCIS, magicians Penn & Teller, and musical guest, Earth, Wind, & Fire. · Friday, Sept. 13: Angela Bassett and Simon Cowell's "X Factor" group, Emblem3 as musical guests. I'd assume Cowell will be there as well, if only to introduce the group. But that's not all. Expect a number of surprise guests throughout premiere week, although no hints as to whom they might be. Looking past premiere week, guests booked for the rest of the month of September include: Kendrick Lamar, Nick Cannon, Dr. Phil, Paula Patton, Melissa Leo, Djimon Hounsou, Seth Green, Giovanni Ribisi, Allison Janney, Anson Mount, Russell Simmons, 2 Chainz, Louie Anderson, Orlando Jones and many others. The show is produced by Eye Productions Inc., in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions, and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.