CNN has announced that George Stroumboulopoulos will host a weekly interview program.
The show, still unnamed, will feature in-depth interview and musical performances in the same vein as the Canadian’s CBC talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight.
Filming of the 10-episode series will be taped in front of a studio audience and will begin to air this summer on Friday nights during primetime.
“This isn’t the first time U.S. viewers have seen former MuchMusic VJ Stroumboulopoulos on their screens,” noted Deadline. “In 2006, he hosted The One: Making A Music Star on ABC. A ratings bust, the reality show was cancelled after two weeks.”
CNN is also planning on bringing back the political debate show Crossfire, which was cancelled in 2005 after a 23-year-long run, this June.
In other Strombo-related news, the TV host recently confirmed that he will again appear alongside Oprah Winfrey for her upcoming spring Canadian tour.