If you love Coming to America – or if you just generally like great comedy — then you’re going to want to clear your night on November 19th as Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are getting back together for one night only. Deadline has pointed out that the Coming to America co-stars will be reuniting on The Arsenio Hall Show for next Tuesday’s show.
Murphy’s appearance on Arsenio is meant not only as a reunion of the two comedy stars, but also as a means of boosting the show’s sinking ratings with better guest stars. So far, Arsenio hasn’t really came back with the punch that the 90s version of the show had and that’s apparently due to the lack of any really notable or relevant guest stars.
It’s not that the show has been slacking necessarily, but it hasn’t been holding it’s own against the likes of Leno, Letterman or whatever it’s running against in it’s syndicated markets.
Having Murphy as a guest will help draw in a wider audience and helps move the towards it’s updated list of upcoming guests that include New Girl star Zooey Deschanel, Bog Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik and The View host Sherri Shepard.
But fans of both Arsenio and of great comedy from the years past will be tuning in next Tuesday for Arsenio’s biggest guest star since returning to television.