09/09/2013 05:50 pm ET

Arsenio Hall's Show Debuts Tonight: Here's A Look Back At Some Of His Most Famous Guests (VIDEO)


After almost twenty years off the air, The Arsenio Hall show returns to the late-night television line up tonight at 11PM EST.

Chris Tucker, who is no stranger to the show, is slated to be his first guest. Throughout the week, the line up of guests consist of both new and old faces who have appeared on the show during its first run -- including Ice Cube, Nas, Angela Bassett and Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

In fact, Johnson gave Hall the first interview after announcing his diagnosis with HIV.

(See Slideshow Below For More Famous Guests From The Past)

Hall's return to late-night television, at the age of 57, will add a sprinkle of diversity in what's been called a "white men's club."

Airing in syndication in 85 percent of the country, Arsenio has said he wants to appeal to his old audience and also try to bring in some new viewers.

“I’m not going to take people from Jay, from Kimmel, from Conan,” Arsenio told the New York Times. “My audience is going to come from iPads, from radios. It’s going to be coming from people who don’t have a talk-show host.”

In the past, Hall's guests had wide appeal. Everyone from Denzel Washington, to the Olsen twins, to Madonna and Janet Jackson have sat on his couch. We decided to take a look back at some of his most famous guests. Some of them are unfortunately no longer with us, while others have experienced major evolutions in their careers.



Arsenio Hall: Famous Guests From The Past