From a media release:
GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT BRINGS MORE PERSONALITY TO PRIMETIME
- George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight launches in an all-new timeslot, beginning 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) September 17
GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT debuts in its new primetime time-slot on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. (7:30 NT) on CBC Television. George and his team continue the evolution of talk television with an action-packed, 30-minute format, featuring a witty comedy panel segment entitled â€œ3 Thingsâ€ and a brand new set â€“ while continuing to provide viewers with direct access to top celebrities and news-makers through Georgeâ€™s signature interviews.
During the premiere week of GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT Canadian comedic icon, Rick Mercer (Monday), movie superstar and martial arts master, Jackie Chan (Tuesday), one of the leading humanitarians of our time, Jane Goodall (Wednesday), and Canadaâ€™s talented film and TV megastar, Joshua Jackson (Thursday) will sit down in the red chair for thought-provoking interviews; providing a unique take on the most buzzed-about culture, news and politics through Georgeâ€˜s inimitable lens. Premiere week will also welcome special â€œ3 Thingsâ€ panel guests Colin Mochrie, Chuck Hughes, Amanda Lang and Ron James. Every Friday, GEORGE STROUMBOULOPOULOS TONIGHT will feature the best of the week, a curated collection of notable moments and interesting conversations to get viewers caught up on what they might have missed.
Throughout the upcoming new season, viewers can look forward to interviews with: Academy Award- winning actors Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men, Biutiful, and the upcoming documentary Sons of Clouds: The Last Colony) and Marisa Tomei (The Wrestler, The Ides of March and the upcoming film Inescapable); comedian and Saturday Night Live veteran; David Spade; acclaimed writer-director Spike Lee (Summer of Sam, Malcolm X); Musician and Haitian political activist, Wyclef Jean; Documentary Director and Producer Ken Burns; literary great Salman Rushdie (Midnightâ€™s Children) singer, song-writer and Glee actor, Darren Criss; writer, director and award-winning Inglorious Bastards actor Eli Roth.
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 Headquarters in Toronto. Tania Natscheff is Executive Producer and Dan Hughes is Senior Producer. George Stroumboulopoulos is Co-Executive Producer and Host.