CNN welcomes popular Canadian talk show host George Stroumboulopoulos to its Friday lineup.
“Stroumboulopoulos” will premiere on Sunday, June 9th at 10pm ET following the season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown.” On June 14th the show will air in its regular timeslot; airing Fridays at 11pm ET. First guests will be rapper Wiz Khalifa, actress Ellen Page and Walking Dead comic book author Robert Kirkman.
The new talk show will explore the worlds of art, pop culture, politics, tech news and sports, through the eyes and the words of their most interesting figures. George Stroumboulopoulos is praised for being a masterful interviewer, whose intimate style keeps guests at ease and audiences intrigued.
“Stroumboulopoulos” will begin its 10 week run and will bring viewers compelling interviews with Keanu Reeves, Martin Short, Betty White, Bill Maher, Sharon Stone, as well as author Eckhardt Tolle, and filmmaker Werner Herzog among others slated to appear on the show.
Viewers can find updates, behind-the-scenes photos, and exclusive content from “Stroumboulopoulos” by following the show’s Twitter account @StromboCNN, George’s account @Strombo and online at CNN.com/Strombo.
The show is scheduled to re-air Fridays at 2 and 5am ET and on Saturdays at 11pm, 2am and 5am ET.
“Stroumboulopoulos” is produced by CNN and Embassy Row, and will tape in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles. Michael Davies and Michael Sugar serve as executive producers, with Kay O’Connell and Amanda McPhillips as co-executive producers.
Stroumboulopoulos currently hosts George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, which airs nightly on CBC television, and The Strombo Show, music and talk program which airs weekly on CBC Radio2. Among his guests were Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Bradley Cooper, Naomi Watts, Robert Pattinson, Bono, and Clint Eastwood.
Born and raised in Ontario, Stroumboulopoulos graduated from Humber College in 1993 with a diploma in radio broadcasting. Stroumboulopoulos’ broadcasting career included talk and music radio production, television presenting, and hosting documentaries, and he has been honored eleven times by Canada’s prestigious Gemini Award for his television work. He is also an outspoken advocate for numerous Canadian and international philanthropic humanitarian broadcasts, including Canada for Haiti and One Million Acts of Green, and he is the first Canadian National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nations World Food Programme.