George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight returning July 1

CBC/RADIO-CANADA - Co-hosts of the 32nd ANNUAL GENIE AWARDSGeorge Stroumboulopoulos Tonight returns with brand new episodes next week.

July kicks off with a Canada Day special Monday, July 1, featuring World Figure Skating Champions and Olympic Gold medalistsTessa Virtue and Scott Moir and the hilarious Ron James (The Ron James Show on CBC Television).

Throughout the month, GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT will feature a wide range of icons, original thinkers and artists in the red chair, including:

• Canadian comedian, actor and director David Steinberg, July 3
• sex-advice columnist and co-creator of the “It Gets Better” project Dan Savage, July 4
• former newspaper publisher and author Conrad Black, July 8
• controversial evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins, July 9
• doctor and star of The Hangover films Ken Jeong, July 10
• Canadian poet and novelist Joy Kogawa and comedian Scott Thompson, July 11
• humourist and author David Sedaris, July 16
• Bollywood star Sridevi, July 17
• actor and horror-film director Eli Roth, July 23
• activist and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, July 24

George will also host CBC’s Canada Day International, the inaugural free summer festival in New York’s Central Park June 29. Then, George and CBC News Network’s Heather Hiscox will be at Canada Day International’s London celebrations in Trafalgar Square July 1. Live TV and radio coverage of Canada Day from Ottawa begins at 11:30 a.m. ET on Monday, July 1. And new to CBC this year, experience the LIVE STREAM of the Canada Day International London concert at 1:30 p.m. ET only on
CBC.CA/CANADACELEBRATES.

GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT airs Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT), with an encore airing at 11:30 p.m. (12:00 NT). The show is taped daily in front of a live studio audience at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. Tania Natscheff is executive producer and Dan Hughes is senior producer. George Stroumboulopoulos is co-executive producer and host.

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