Jay Leno, Arsenio Hall
Well that didn't take long!
Less than three weeks after leaving The Tonight Show, Jay Leno returned to late-night to help make a special announcement.
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On Wednesday's episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, Leno sneaked up from behind Hall and gave the first of two big surprises. The second, via an inconspicuous-looking letter, was Leno's reveal that The Arsenio Hall Show has been renewed for a second season.
CBS Television Distribution sent out a release shortly thereafter making the renewal official. "Since 9/9/13, I've been waking up without...
Jay Leno took his final bow on The Tonight Show Thursday, and his fellow late-night hosts each paid tribute — and in one case, took jabs — in their own way.
Conan O'Brien, who briefly replaced Leno on Tonight during the 2009-10 late-night shakeup, zinged in his monologue on Conan: "The Olympics start airing tonight on NBC. It's very cool. That's right, NBC has the Olympics. It's a big deal. NBC will finally get to show somebody who is OK with passing the torch."
"I allowed myself one, but it was a good one," O'Brien added.
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall
Reports of a feud between Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall have been greatly exaggerated.
Murphy appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday, and Hall greeted his longtime friend by explaining that they had set aside their "bitter feud, just for tonight."
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Claire Danes, Homeland
Our top moments of the week:
12. Best Shotgun Wedding: Kaley Cuoco stops by Ellen bursting with happiness about her engagement to tennis player Ryan Sweeting. In response, DeGeneres reports that her head writer, Kevin, has been ordained online as a minister and can...
Ted Danson, Arsenio Hall
This week, Anthony Hopkins discussed his Breaking Bad fan letter with Jay Leno, while Ted Danson played a game of "Cheers or CSI?" with Arsenio Hall. Jimmy Kimmel resurrected his annual Halloween candy prank video, and Aziz Ansari's new stand-up special premiered on Netflix. Also, a group of middle school football players put together a heartwarming special play for one of their teammates, and an aspiring filmmaker figured out a way to amuse New York City subway conductors on the job. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:
C.J. Cregg made a glorious return on The Arsenio Hall Show Tuesday night.
During an appearance on the talk show, Allison Janney mentioned Press Secretary Jay Carney had asked her to teach him "The Jackal," referring to her character's infamous West Wing lip-sync from Season 1.
Mark Harmon, Arsenio Hall
Mark Harmon has opened up about Cote de Pablo's shocking exit from NCIS.
During an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Thursday night, Harmon said Ziva's departure is no different from any of the other numerous "changes" the show has seen over its 11-season run. "It's up to this highly professional group to use that as a springboard to get better, to improve and to stay No. 1," Harmon said.
Andy Cohen and Lady Gaga
Our top moments of the week:
11. Best Comeback: Nearly two decades after his raucous, late-night talk show went off the air, Arsenio Hall is back... and his shtick couldn't be more current. In the intro segment of the first new episode of The Arsenio Hall Show, Hall lays on a couch, fretting about returning to late-night. "Once I'm at No. 1, I should be able to stay in late night forever if I want to," he says. "That makes sense, doesn't it?" The camera pulls back to reveal that ...
Arsenio Hall returned to late-night TV Monday with the premiere of The Arsenio Hall Show. To help kick the show off, Paula Abdul surprised the host with some uplifting words.