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). Continue reading »
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
George Stroumboulopoulos says he plans to have “meaningful conversations” on his new CNN talk show this summer.
The show – entitled Stroumboulopoulos – begins tonight before slipping in to its regular slot on Friday nights.
“We’re looking for emotional range and interesting interviews,” he said. “If an interview just serves the idea of celebrity, then I think that sucks. I don’t want to do that.
“I don’t have a real plan when I do an interview. I have some themes that I want to hit. But I don’t have a set list of questions that I knock off. I just start the conversation and we see where it goes.” Continue reading »
The Canadian talkshow king will make his first appearance on CNN on Sunday, June 9 at 10pm ET.
Stroumboulopoulos will follow the season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown for its premiere before slipping in to its regular timeslot from Friday, June 14 at 11pm ET.
The first guests to pay a visit will be Canadian actress Ellen Page, rapper Wiz Khalifa and Walking Dead author Robert Kirkman. Continue reading »
“2013-14 is an exciting time for CBC, and we’re proud to move into the new season with strong content that Canadians truly care about,” said Neil McEneaney, interim executive vice-president, English Services, CBC. “As the official broadcaster of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Hockey Night in Canada, and a line-up full of new and returning primetime programs, CBC is the home of the hits this season.” Continue reading »
Tonight’s episode of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight will feature a re-broadcast of the late Rita MacNeil’s interview on the show from December last year.
The special interview will air in both the 7pm and 11.30pm episodes on CBC.
The Canadian host has been enlisted to host a new 10-episode series for the network that will run from early summer.
It will be taped in front of a live audience in LA and will feature Stroumboulopoulos interviewing guests and sharing his ideas on a variety of subjects.
“We’re really pleased to bring this special series to CNN,” saidAmy Entelis, senior vp talent and content development at CNN Worldwide. “It is a good example of the expansion of the CNN strategy to bring new kinds of relevant and engaging programming to a broad audience.” Continue reading »
Comedienne Sandra Bernhard has defended HBO series Girls on Canadian talkshow George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight this week.
“Well, I think that everyone was just amazed that someone who wasn’t stereotypically beautiful felt good about herself, and was allowed to be who she was and still feel that she could have sex with whoever she wanted to. That was sort of like – to break down the barriers,” Bernhard said of Lena Dunham and Girls.
The New Year’s Eve line-up includes Air Farce New Year’s Eve 2012, The Ron James Show: New Year’s Eve Edition, 22 Minutes Holiday Special and a festive edition of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, featuring an exclusive interview with Michael J. Fox. Continue reading »
From captivating dramas and engaging live series, to biting comedies and award-winning news and investigative programs, CBC Television offers Canadians a diverse range of entertaining programming this fall.
The new schedule features the anticipated premieres of Over the Rainbow, Titanic: Blood & Steel and Murdoch Mysteries, as well as new seasons of established viewer-favourites Dragons’ Den, Rick Mercer Report, The Big Decision, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and more. It all starts Friday, September 14 with the season premieres of Marketplace and the fifth estate. Continue reading »
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight got a Canadian exclusive interview with the lead character, Supreme Leader Admiral-General Aladeen.
It’s predictably hilarious – and offensive – and the “Admiral-General” drops a lot of names: Gadhafi, Ahmadinejad, Celine Dion, Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, Assad, Obama, Kim Jong-il, Ban Ki Moon, Ronald Reagan, and Osama Bin Laden and – yes, that’s right – Justin Bieber.