Arsenio Hall will be touching on his talk-show past when he opens his new late-night series on Monday.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the NBA Hall of Famer who appeared on Hall's earlier series to discuss the news that he had contracted HIV, and George Lopez, who made his national TV debut on the first show, will be premiere-week guests on The Arsenio Hall Show (check local listings). Both will appear Sept. 11, along with rapper Nas.
Comedian and actor Chris Tucker will be Hall's guest on his first show Monday. Hall is returning 19 years after he ended his earlier talk show.
A mix of stars from music, comedy, film, TV and sports will appear during the first week of the syndicated talk show. They include hip hop star Ice Cube, actresses Lisa Kudrow and Angela Bassett, actor Mark Harmon, rapper Mac Miller, magicians Penn & Teller and musical performers Earth, Wind & Fire and Emblem3.
"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 says in a statement. "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."
Other guests scheduled in the first month include actors Eric Stonestreet, Djimon Hounsou, Anson Mount, Orlando Jones, Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi; actresses Paula Patton, Melissa Leo and Allison Janney; hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar; Russell Simmons; America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon; daytime host Dr. Phil; and country music's The Band Perry.