The year in review for George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight
is chock full of in-depth celebrity interviews the likes of which you don't get anywhere else in Canada - and very rarely from other international outlets either, for that matter. Some of my favorites from 2011 include Christopher Plummer
, Stephen Fry
and Bradley Cooper
For two weeks, beginning tonight, the show will share their "Best of 2011" interviews, curated by George and his team and including my favorites and many more.
This Friday, December 23rd, is also the annual George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Holiday Music Special which features performances by Michael Bublé and Paul Anka, Down With Webster, Bedouin Soundclash with The Cougars, Trombone Shorty, Adam Cohen and Coeur de Pirate and many others, plus holiday stories from the likes of Jamie Oliver, Sebastian Bach, Jann Arden, Rick Hansen and Kermit The Frog.
But we're most looking forward to a special recreation of the David Bowie-Bing Crosby rendition of "The Little Drummer Boy" by George himself and pal Martin Short. Not. To. Be. Missed. Here's the full schedule...
Mon. Dec 19 Leading Men: Hugh Jackman, Woody Harrelson, Kermit The Frog
Tues. Dec 20 The Exports: Russell Peters, Nickelback, Shania Twain
Wed. Dec 21 The Authors: Margaret Atwood, Ian Rankin, Stephen Fry
Thurs. Dec 22 The Crooners: Michael Buble, Chris Isaak, Josh Groban
Fri. Dec 23 George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Holiday Music Special
Mon. Dec 26 Your Other Boyfriends: Rob Lowe, Cory Monteith, Bradley Cooper
Tues. Dec 27 Do-Gooders: Jamie Oliver, Jane Goodall, Stephen Lewis & Michele Landsberg
Wed Dec. 28 Leading Ladies: Jodie Foster, Kim Cattrall, Rita Moreno
Thurs. Dec 29 The Entertainers: William Shatner, Regis Philbin, Christopher Plummer
Fri. Dec 30 The Mavericks: Kevin O'Leary, Ice Cube, Mary Walsh
George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight airs weeknights at 11:05 pm. There will be a repeat airing of the music special on December 25th at 11:00 pm.