Arsenio has now been cleared in 85% of the country. In the Boston market, it should air on WSBK, sister station to WBZ.
You just know his audience, certainly the studio audience, will do the 'woof woof' thing constantly. But you gotta wonder if it will be The Arsenio Hall show all over again (the dogpound, kick it Sandy, things that make you say hmmmmmmmm, Burton Richardson's 'Arsenioooooooooooooooooooooooo Halllllllllllllllllllllllllll", Michael Wolf, the John B Williams Poetry Moment) or if there will be anything new. I realize Craig Ferguson has been anointed Letterman's successor but, since CBS is involved, if Arsenio takes off, he just might become Dave's successor when Dave retires.
Here's a promo for Arsenio:http://insidetv.ew.com/2012/12/21/arsenio-hall-show-promo/
And a reminder of the old days:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyB1xB8NnnQ
And, speaking of the old Arsenio days, I certainly wouldn't mind a return of Star Parodi.