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Arsenio Hall talks David Letterman: 'My plan is working perfectly!' -- VIDEO

When we think of the Late Night Wars that erupted when Johnny Carson retired in the early ’90s, we tend to recall the conflict as fought between two fierce adversaries: David Letterman and Jay Leno. There was, however, another dog in the fight as well: Arsenio Hall, who came out guns blazing in 1989 and, once Leno had officially taken over Tonight, memorably promised to “kick Jay’s ass” in the pages of Entertainment Weekly.

Of course, by now, all that bad blood is ancient history. Leno and Hall would eventually make up, enjoying a mutual friendship and respect — and clearly, Hall feels the same way about his other onetime rival. Or does he?!

After announcing the news of Letterman’s impending retirement on his syndicated series, Hall noted that late-night talk-show hosts seem to be an endangered species: “Man, they are dropping like flies! First Jay, now Dave…” Which led, of course, to the perfect punchline — “My plan is working perfectly! Dig that Evil Overlord Laugh, Arsenio.

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Mark and Donnie Wahlberg sign on for A&E reality show 'Wahlburgers'

Just call it the real-life Entourage… with extra cheese.

A&E announced today that brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have inked a deal to appear in and executive produce a new unscripted series called Wahlburgers, which will go behind the scenes of their family’s Boston-based burger joint. Donnie broke the news about the series during an appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show Monday night. (And yes, that was indeed one of the most ’90s sentences ever written.)

In addition to the two most famous Wahlbergs, the show will also feature real-life characters including their brother Paul, who serves as the restaurant’s executive chef, their spitfire mother Alma, and Wahlberg cousin Johnny Alves — a.k.a. the real Johnny Drama.

Wahlburgers, produced for A&E by 44 Blue Productions, will premiere Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. Watch Donnie give a few hints about the show in the clip below.

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'NCIS' star Mark Harmon opens up about Cote de Pablo's exit

NCIS fans have long been voicing their thoughts Cote de Pablo’s exit from the hit show but star Mark Harmon has finally opened up with his own thoughts on the impending departure

Speaking on The Arsenio Hall show last night, Harmon said the actress’s exit, announced in July, is the latest of many “changes” the show has experienced over its lengthy run and acknowledged,  “it’s up to this highly professional group to use that as a springboard to get better, to improve and to stay No. 1.”  READ FULL STORY

Stupid Questions with Arsenio Hall

Tonight, a certain Celebrity Apprentice-winning comedian will revive his early-’90s syndicated late-night talk show, The Arsenio Hall Show. Should we warm him up by asking him a few Stupid Questions? Hall, yes!

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: If the ’90s version of you time-traveled to the present to be a guest on your show, what’s the first thing you’d say to yourself, after all the fist-pumping and woof-woofing died down?
ARSENIO HALL: “A lot less hair and shoulder pads, my friend!”

Bill Clinton played sax on your show in what would prove to be a historic politics-as-entertainment moment. Did you ever in your wildest dreams think that it would pave the way one day for Mike Huckabee to play bass on Leno?
No wonder I can’t book Paul McCartney. Somewhere right now he just threw up in his mouth a little. What a horrible road I’ve paved if that’s how it ended. Huckabee — oh, man. I’m surprised he didn’t wear stretch pants on Leno. Homey has no pocket.
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At TCA, we want answers about 'Homeland,' 'American Horror Story: Coven,' 'Agents of SHIELD,' more

Summer is typically a pretty quiet time for TV fans, but July is full of television news, thanks to last weekend’s Comic-Con and today’s kickoff of the Television Critics Association Press Tour.

As entertainment reporters (including EW’s Inside TV team) settle in for two weeks of TCA presentations, we’re looking forward to the new and returning shows we didn’t catch up with down in San Diego, plus reminding you of all the great news we scooped up during our Comic-Con interviews. Stick with EW.com through Aug. 7 for everything you need to know about these shows and more:
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First promo for new Arsenio Hall show features nothing but the woof -- VIDEO

“Some say he’s only a legend,” a deep, Don LaFontaine-esque voice intones as sirens blare and a frightened woman hurries down a dark city street. “Some say he never existed at all. But others swear that when night grips the city, if you close your eyes and listen — really listen — you can still hear the pulse-pounding, hair-raising, spine-chilling sounds of… the Wolfman.”

Wait. Strike that. What the voice meant to say was “the Woofman,” as in Arsenio Hall — who’s returning to late night next fall with an all-new syndicated talk show. Can this new series survive in a TV landscape that barely resembles that of Hall’s early ’90s heyday? We won’t know for months — but this first promo for the show proves that there’s life in the old dog pound yet.

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Arsenio Hall returning to late night

CBS Television Distribution is hoping a blast from the past can add some flavor to the late-night lineup.

The company has tapped comedian Arsenio Hall to develop a syndicated late-night talk show, set to debut fall 2013.

Tribune Broadcasting will partner with CTD for the project. Hall’s last late-night talker, The Arsenio Hall Show (1989-1994), was produced by what later became CTD.

Most recently, Hall was seen on Celebrity Apprentice, where he walked away victorious, beating out former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken.

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