Arsenio Hall on Return: 'If I Fail, I Will Tell America It Was Special'

Beginning Monday, Arsenio Hall will reboot his late night TV career with a fresh perspective.

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Arsenio Hall (MSNBC screenshot)

Arsenio Hall will reboot his late night television career on Monday, and if he gets his way, some of his favorite guests from the past will return, according to MSNBC.

One of the most memorable moments from his earlier days occurred when then-candidate Bill Clinton played his saxophone on the show in 1992 with Hillary Clinton. Hall would love to see more politicians join him again, including another possible future-President Clinton.

"We could start with Hill-dog in the beautiful yellow suit there," he told Rev. Sharpton on Friday's PoliticsNation. "If Hillary shows up on my new set and just holds a saxophone, it will be the greatest moment in my professional career, because that will be an announcement that here comes another Clinton about to go through Arsenio to the Hill and to the White House."

Twenty years later, Hillary Clinton is still a major fixture on the political scene, and Arsenio Hall hopes he can become a major player in the late night scene too, but he recognizes it's a crowded field.

After being off the air for nearly two decades, Hall realizes that the landscape has changed.

"I've prepared for every scenario," he added. "If I fail and I'm canceled on Tuesday, I will tell America it was a special."

Read more at MSNBC.

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