Someone Give Arsenio Hall a Talk Show

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 31: Comedian/actor Arsenio Hall speaks during the 'The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special' panel during the PBS portion of the 2011 Summer TCA Tour held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 31, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) Photo: Frederick M. Brown/2011 Getty Images

He'd take it! Says the formerly fast-burning phenom of the talk-show game at TCA this weekend: "I think it's a perfect time for that personally. Give me a microphone. My son's 11 and he can drive himself to school. I'm ready to host!" But seriously: "It's pretty crowded out there. I'm not sure if it's too crowded for a 55-year-old guy to re-emerge, but if they give me a little daylight I'm gonna slide into it." For the record, Arsenio means "daylight" metaphorically. He was not explaining how he would react if someone gave him a copy of 1996 Sylvester Stallone tunnel-disaster movie Daylight. [Deadline]