CBS and Tribune Broadcasting, which distributes "The Arsenio Hall Show" announced on Friday that the show will not be renewed for a second season.  The news came as a shock because CBS and Tribune had previously committed to a second year of the show and Jay Leno even made a special visit to the show to announce the season two pickup, his first TV appearance after exiting “The Tonight Show” in February.

In a statement, Hall said he knew launching the show would be a challenge.
Hall, back in December, said in a statement that he knew launching the show would be a challenge but he expressed his thanks for the year-long run it had.

It aired locally on WPIX Channel 11 in NYC. The show will not resume production..