Where's the dog pound at? Well, American Idol's Randy Jackson may have taken over the use of the word "dog" in the years since Arsenio Hall's late night talk show left the air, but Arsenio is heading back to the airwaves. He's starting a new late night talk show that will air in Los Angeles on KTLA.
For those who don't know who Arsenio Hall is, he made a name for himself through a syndicated late night talk show that ran from 1989 until 1994. He was an African-American host whose show appealed to minorities and young people at large.
His cultural legacy was most likely cemented in 1992 when Bill Clinton appeared on the show and played "Heartbreak Hotel" on the saxophone, which was seen as earning more support for Clinton from youth and minorities.
His show was ultimately cancelled following increasing late night competition, but he blazed a trail as a successful minority television host.
With Arsenio now 56 years old, will the show have the same youth appeal he once did? Will a syndicated late night show work once again after his previous syndicated show fell almost 20 years ago? He's following a win on this spring's edition of "Celebrity Apprentice," but the new show won't bow until September 2013.
I'll get my dog pound fist pumping action ready in anticipation.