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Neal Kendall Named Executive Producer of "The Arsenio Hall Show"
Most recently, Kendall served a 10-year stint as executive producer of "Tavis Smiley," overseeing more than 1,900 episodes and winning four NAACP Image Awards.

[via press release from CBS Television Distribution]


LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 21, 2013 - Award-winning producer Neal Kendall was named Executive Producer of the syndicated late-night talk show, THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW, it was announced today by Maureen FitzPatrick, Executive Vice President of Programming and Development at CBS Television Distribution.

THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW debuts on September 9, 2013.

Kendall comes to THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW with a rich history in producing late-night television and talk shows, including PBS's Tavis Smiley, NBC's Later, CBS's The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder and CNN's Larry King Live. Most recently, he served a 10-year stint as executive producer of Tavis Smiley, overseeing more than 1,900 episodes and winning four NAACP Image Awards. In addition, Kendall has produced talk shows with Carrie Fisher for Oxygen Media, with Jesse Ventura for MSNBC and with Kevin Nealon for TNN/Spike. He also served as executive producer of the Comedy Central pilot, Nightcap with Paul F. Tompkins. He began his career at NBC.

"I am delighted and fortunate to welcome Neal Kendall to THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW," said Host and Executive Producer Arsenio Hall. "I am a longtime fan of Neal's work. His unique and diverse track record made this a very easy decision."

"We are building an incredible team starting with Arsenio himself, and we are excited to add Neal as our showrunner; he's a veteran talk show producer and will be great leading the team," FitzPatrick said.

"Joining THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW is a fantastic opportunity, and I am really looking forward to this next step," said Kendall. "The late-night talk show environment has changed dramatically in recent years, and I'm excited to bring a new perspective to the table."

Executive Producer John Ferriter added, "I have worked off and on for nearly 20 years with Neal, and he's a brilliant showrunner. We are really happy to have him on our team."

THE ARSENIO HALL SHOW is produced by Eye Productions Inc. and distributed by CBS Television Distribution, in association with Arsenio Hall Communications Ltd. and Octagon Entertainment Productions. CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 13 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD's critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with omg!INSIDER; the #2 court show Judge Joe Brown; reality dating show Excused; freshman talk show The Jeff Probst Show; the upcoming late-night talk show The Arsenio Hall Show; the upcoming talk show The Test; and popular off-network product, including the CSI and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, NCIS, Criminal Minds, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.

  [february 2013]  


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