Arsenio Hall Wants A Talk Show Comeback
Posted on Tue Aug 2, 2011 11:30 AM PDT

ArsenioHall080211.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Seventeen years after quitting his late night talk show, Arsenio Hall is ready for a comeback.

During a Q&A session at the Television Critics Association's PBS panel last weekend, the comedian was asked if he'd ever return to TV. Hall hinted that he'd be interested, joking, "I'd have to change my name to Nick Cannon and live with Mariah [Carey]. But I think it's a perfect time for that personally. Give me a microphone. My son's 11 and he can drive himself to school. I'm ready to host!"

Pressed on if he was serious, Hall admitted, "It's pretty crowded out there. I'm not sure if it's too crowded for a 55-year-old guy to re-emerge, but if they give me a little daylight I'm gonna slide into it."

The Arsenio Hall Show aired from 1989-1994. The Ohio native's following TV attempts were short-lived - the sitcom Arsenio only lasted one season in 1997 while Martial Law ran for two seasons from 1998-2000.

Hall was at the TCA's to discuss the Ed Sullivan Comedy Special, premiering August 6 on PBS.