CNN Sets New Summer Interview Series

CBC Host Stroumboulopoulos to Front Weekly Talk Show

CNN is launching a new weekly interview show hosted by CBC’s George Stroumboulopoulos.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of an hour-long show hosted by the Canadian broadcaster. The series will film in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles and air on Fridays in primetime, starting in early summer.

Embassy Row will produce the as yet untitled series, which “will feature the public figures driving our cultural conversations and offer a fresh perspective on the interview and talk show format, “ according to CNN.

Stroumboulopoulos has been the host of Canadian talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight for nearly a decade.

“We’re really pleased to bring this special series to CNN. 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,” said Amy Entelis, senior vice president for talent and content development, CNN Worldwide.

The news follows reports last week that CNN is looking to revive its political debate show Crossfire for summer, though the network has yet to confirm official plans.