First look: Arsenio Hall’s return to late night — the ‘Woofman’ is back

We’re finally getting our first look at Arsenio Hall’s highly-anticipated return to late night television, and it looks like he’s reviving one of his signature bits from his early 90s heyday.

In a brief, horror film styled teaser trailer, a voiceover intones as a damsel in distress runs through city streets: “Some say he never existed at all. But others swear that when night grips the city, if you close your eyes and listen — really listen — you can still hear the pulse-pounding, hair-raising, spine-chilling sounds of… the Wolfman.”

The unidentified girl enters what appears to be an abandoned warehouse, where she is confronted by an ageless Hall and a bevy of cheering fans.

The comedian corrects the narrator, calling himself the “Woofman” in reference to the classic fist pumping and ‘woof’ sound his audience famously indulges in.

Hall made a big splash as the winner of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice this past summer, shortly after his stint on the NBC reality series he secured a second shot at a syndicated late night talk show.

From 1989 to 1994, Hall was a major player on the late night comedy scene. His new show is expected to debut in the fall of 2013.