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Alert the Dog Pound! Arsenio Hall is Coming Back to Late Night TV

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The showbiz world is abuzz today with fist pumping excitement over the news that 90s late night TV host Arsenio Hall will be back on the wee hours airwaves come Fall 2013.

CBS Television is producing the still-unnamed show, but it's already been sold in most major US markets, primarily to the Tribune network (aka the CW) and Tribune will partner on producing the show. From The Wrap:

Hall's new show is set to launch on 17 Tribune stations, including New York's WPIX, KTLA in Los Angeles, and Chicago's WGN. The show has so far been sold in all of the top 10 markets covering 52 percent of the country, with more to come.

Several CBS stations will also carry the show.Hall rose to fame thanks to his syndicated eponymous talk show, which ran from 1989 to 1994. Highlights included appearances by MC Hammer, presidential candidate Bill Clinton (playing his saxophone!), and other popular entertainment figures, like Whitney Houston, who surprised Hall for his birthday in 1989.

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No word yet on if Hall, who will executive produce, will reinstate the "dog pound" which was the section behind the band he called upon to "woof-woof-woof" during the broadcast.