Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue show George one of their moves: The Stroumboulopolift
Hey everyone: the summer is officially here, and we're excited about more than just the hot weather.
We've got a whole month of fresh new episodes of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight to share with you - it all kicks off Monday, July 1st with our Canada Day Special.
To give you an idea of a little of the awesomeness we've got in store, here are a few highlights of the July schedule. Tune in every weeknight at 7pm to catch all the red chair guests, Three Things Panels, and as always, a few surprises.
Monday, July 1st: Canada Day
Olympians Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are in the red chair on Monday to talk about their long-time partnership (they first skated together when they were just kids), their plans for the Sochi Olympics, and of course, their love of Canada.
To that end, we asked them to show us a few original moves based on famous Canadian landmarks. You don't want to miss it - a great interview, and some inspiring/hilarious takes on Canada (especially "Salmon Arm").
That's not all: we've also got George's tips on some Canada Day culture to take with you whatever you're doing on the 1st, and our Panel features hilarious Canadian Ron James.
Thursday, July 4th: Dan Savage
America's favourite sex advice columnist - and the man responsible for both the It Gets Better campaign, and making things difficult for one conservative U.S. politician by redefining "Santorum" - Dan Savage is in the red chair on Independence Day.
Dan will talk about his new book 'American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics', and about the "moral responsibility" of LGBT adults to come out of the closet.
Also, Ed Robertson will share his Best Story Ever - it involves the great Neil Young - and comic Angelo Tsarouchas joins the Panel to talk Patriotism.
Monday, July 8: Conrad Black
Canadian author and businessman Conrad Black is a fascinating guy. He spent years as a highly successful businessman, and then went to prison on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice in 2007.
He was released in 2012, and he has continued to write and release books over the last few years. His latest is called 'Flight of the Eagle: A Strategic History of the United States'.
The very funny Nile Seguin will also join us to talk Summer Holidays on the Three Things Panel, and Adam Korson drops by to tell us Something About Canada.
Wednesday, July 10: Ken Jeong
You almost certainly know Ken Jeong from The Hangover movies, in which he plays the devious criminal Leslie Chow. But did you know he's also a licensed medical doctor?
He'll get into that - as well as some very personal stories - on the show, and talk about the surprisingly heartfelt reason he decided to get naked in the first Hangover.
Plus, John Taylor will share his list of Wild Boys, and Erica Durance tells us Something About Canada.
Tuesday, July 16: David Sedaris
He's got a serious gift for finding humour in the mundane, and David Sedaris has made quite a career out of it.
He'll talk to George about his latest collection, 'Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls' (and they'll discuss that title a bit, too), and get into how his approach to humour is often undercut with some sadness and darkness.
Then, the great Ed the Sock is on the Panel to discuss... Magic. And as always when Ed shows up, it will be comedy magic as well.
And as if all that wasn't enough, actor James Cromwell will tell the story of how a pig helped him learn some valuable acting lessons. It's a good one.
Tuesday, July 23: Eli Roth
He's a master of movies that make people squirm, whether behind the camera - he directed 'Cabin Fever' and 'Hostel' - or in front of it, where he memorably played "the Bear Jew" in Quentin Tarantino's 'Inglourious Basterds'.
Eli Roth is in the red chair to talk about his latest acting role, in the movie 'Aftershock', which is set in Chile after a major earthquake.
Wade Davis also stops by to keep the squirm going: he'll talk about the zombie cure. And Rebecca Kohler is on the Three Things Panel along with Fraser Young to discuss the merits - and demerits? - of the single life.
Wednesday, July 24: Eve Ensler
The writer and activist behind the monumentally successful play 'The Vagina Monologues' is in the red chair on July 24. Eve Ensler will talk to George about sexuality and her new book, 'In the Body of the World: A Memoir'.
She'll also offer her take on sex education, and her opinion that we're not teaching kids about what sex, love and touch are really all about. Thought-provoking stuff.
There are lots of other great surprises in store on the 24th as well... Tune in to see them all.
So that's a run-down of a few of the shows we've got lined up. Be sure to check back each week at Strombo.com to find out who's on, and tune into CBC Television every weeknight in July at 7pm to catch the action.