When Arsenio Hall makes his return to late night television after a 19-year hiatus on September 9, he’ll be doing it with a star-studded, hip-hop-heavy lineup with some impressive guests. The first week alone will feature Ice Cube, Mac Miller and Nas as guests, while Kendrick Lamar, Russell Simmons, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Nick Cannon are all on the bill throughout the rest of the month.
“My first week of guests offers a taste of pop culture and represents the mix of talent I hope to have on my show every week,” Hall told The Hollywood Reporter. “I am honored to welcome friends—both old and new—to my show. My goal is to have fun, make people laugh and send viewers to bed with a smile on their face.”
Magic Johnson will also be on the show’s first week. During The Arsenio Hall Show‘s initial run from 1989-1994, Johnson appeared in his first ever interview following his diagnosis as HIV-positive. Artists such as Ice-T, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, LL Cool J, Wu-Tang Clan, and many more appeared on the program as guests or performers, making the show a significant title within hip-hop. Check out our list of the 25 best hip-hop moments from the show’s original run here, and then see the first week’s schedule below:
Monday, Sept. 9: Chris Tucker
Tuesday, Sept. 10: Ice Cube, Lisa Kudrow and Mac Miller
Wednesday, Sept. 11: Magic Johnson, George Lopez and Nas
Thursday, Sept. 12: Mark Harmon, magicians Penn & Teller and Earth, Wind, & Fire
Friday, Sept. 13: Angela Bassett and Emblem3