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‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Taps Leon Knoles as Director

Hall's return to late-night premieres Sept. 9

Arsenio Hall's upcoming syndicated talk show has found some direction, in the form of Leon Knoles.

Knoles, whose credits include "America's Got Talent," "The Tenors: Lead With Your Heart," "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" and the upcoming "Gloria Estefan: The Standards," has been chosen to direct "The Arsenio Hall Show."

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The late-night offering, which comes via CBS Television Distribution, premieres Sept. 9. Hall is executive producing, along with John Ferriter and Neal Kendall.

It will air on numerous stations throughout the country, including the Tribune Broadcasting station group.

Hall hailed Knoles' versatility while announcing the hire.

"Leon Knoles knows live television, music and, more importantly, how I work — which is an unbeatable combination in my opinion,” Hall said in a statement.  "He has the sensibility as well as the experience to deliver the nightly entertainment we envision for the show."