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arsenio-hall-the-arsenio-hall-show-synd-325CBS Television Distribution has canceled The Arsenio Hall Show after one season because of low ratings, the Associated Press reports.

Mind you, just a few months ago, former late-night talk show host Jay Leno made a special guest appearance on Hall to announce its second season renewal.

So what in the world happened?

Well CBS knew the chances of television stations moving the talk show to a lesser time slot as ratings continued to fall against other programs like ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.

In a statement, Hall says he knew launching the show would be a challenge.

“I’m gratified for the year we’ve had and proud of the show we created,” he says.

A show spokesperson says Hall is currently in reruns and won’t resume production. The last new episode aired May 21.

The cancellation of Hall’s show returns the late-night talk show scene to mainly white male hosts, with a few exceptions such as Tavis Smiley on PBS.

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