With the encouragement of his “Celebrity Apprentice” mentor Donald Trump, Arsenio Hall, 56, has agreed it’s time for him to return to late night talk. In conjunction with CBS and Tribune, Hall is preparing to relaunch his eponymous late-night syndicated talk show after nearly two decades.

The Arsenio Hall Show will launch in national syndication Sept. 9, and will be taped at the Sunset Bronson Studios in Hollywood. “Sunset Bronson Studios is Hollywood, and there’s no better place for The Arsenio Hall Show to call home. I can’t wait to get started and become a part of the history of this famous location,” Hall tells media.

The “Celebrity Apprentice” season 12 winner is credited with providing a preferred alternative to young urban audiences who couldn’t relate to “The Tonight Show.”

Hall has recruited seasoned show runner Neal Kendall. For the past 10 years, he’s executive produced Tavis Smiley’s PBS talk show.