Strombo’s CNN talk show to premiere June 9


George Stroumboulopoulos’s 10-week summer gig on CNN will begin on Sunday, June 9 at 10 p.m.

The CBC host is heading stateside to host a weekly talk show, Stroumboulopoulos, on the U.S. cable news channel.

Following the show’s premiere on June 9, it will move into its regular timeslot of Fridays at 11 p.m. starting June 14.

The one-hour talker will “explore the worlds of art, pop culture, politics, tech news and sports, through the eyes and the words of their most interesting figures,” according to a release from CNN.

The first guests on Stroumboulopoulos, which will tape in front of a live studio audience in L.A., will be rapper Wiz Khalifa, Canadian actor Ellen Page and Walking Dead comic author Robert Kirkman.

Future guests in the pipeline include Canadian actors Keanu Reeves and Martin Short, along with Betty White, Bill Maher, Sharon Stone, author Eckhardt Tolle and doc filmmaker Werner Herzog.

Stroumboulopoulos will be re-broadcast on CNN on Fridays at 2 a.m. and 5 a.m., and Saturdays at 11 p.m., 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.

The show is produced by CNN and Embassy Row, a subsidiary of New York- and L.A.-based Sony Pictures Television. Michael Davies and Michael Sugar are the executive producers, with Kay O’Connell and Amanda McPhillips co-executive producing.

Stroumboulopoulos currently hosts George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight weeknights on CBC and weekly music and talk program The Strombo Show on CBC Radio2.