The week kicks off with Canada’s beloved comedian Steve Smith. The Red Green TV star, and his famed alter ego, will be in the red chair to tell us about a new book, Red Green’s Beginner’s Guide to Women (For Men Who Don’t Read Instructions). Then Patrick Bristow, Steve Patterson and Naomi Snieckus will get the conversation going on the Panel.
It was only two years ago that the Liberals, once dubbed Canada’s Natural Governing Party, went down to their worst-ever electoral defeat. And while it wasn’t all Michael Ignatieff’s fault, he certainly took the fair share of the blame. So what went wrong? Ignatieff’s new book, an analytical memoir called Fire and Ashes attempts to answer the question. Then, the Panel features the very funny Colin Mochrie, Pat Thornton and Eman el-Husseini.
In early ‘90s Australia, a young drama student watches Leonardo DiCaprio in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and says to himself: "I want to do that." Little did Joel Edgerton know that one day he’d be starring opposite that same actor in Baz Luhrmann’s blinged-out 3-D version of The Great Gatsby. Plus, the Panel is full of all-stars: SNL alum Colin Quinn and Canadian comedians Seán Cullen and Jenn Robertson are all here.
One of Canada's most decorated authors, Margaret Atwood, contemplates some very dark things in her latest novel, MaddAddam. The final part in a trilogy which also included Oryx and Crake and The Year of the Flood, MaddAddam inhabits a post-plague world where the few surviving humans need to find their way. Atwood has also been commissioned to adapt The Tempest, the last play Shakespeare ever wrote. Our Thursday Panelists are Emma Hunter, Mark Forward and Arthur Simeon.
Xavier Dolan is the boy wonder of Canadian cinema at the relatively young age of 24. With four feature films already under his belt, his 2010 film Heartbeats premiered at Cannes. Dolan's latest film Tom At The Farm, which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, features the Montrealer directing, producing and acting as the titular Tom character. He talked to George about being a gay teen, bullying and pushing the envelope in Canadian cinema. We also reach into our 10th anniversary vault and revisit George's interview with Mr. Tom Cruise.
Joining George tonight were Nia Vardalos and Jason Priestley. On the panel were Elliotte Friedman, Jennifer Botterill and Fraser Young.
George was joined by Kings of Leon and Allan Hawco. On the panel tonight were Elvira Kurt, Gavin Crawford and Michael Landsberg.
George was joined by Gary Bettman. On the panel tonight were Emma Hunter, Ali Hassan and Ron Sparks.
George was joined by Alfonso Cuaron and Ronnie Hawkins. He looked back at the life and career of Cory Monteith.
Tonight George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Keanu Reeves and Tiger Chen who talked about their new movie 'Man of Tai Chi'. Plus Jackie Chan shared his 'Best Story Ever'.
Featuring: Jackie Chan
as Himself (Best Story Ever Segment)
Tonight George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Chris Hadfield who talked about been the first Canadian to work in space. Plus segments featuring Steven Stamkos.
Tonight George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Kaya Turski and Greg Westlake who talked about taking part in the Winter Olympics. Running with the theme Erik Guay takes part in segments all about the tournament taking part in Sochi.
Tonight George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Chuck Palahniuk who talked about his new book 'Doomed'. William Shatner and Ryan McMahon share scary stories. The panel tonight was made up of Patrick Bristow, Kathryn Greenwood and Ali Hassan.
Tonight George Stroumboulopoulos was joined by Howard Schultz who talked about managing Starbucks and Jefferson Bethke who shared all about his latest projects. Plus a classic interview from Brian Mulroney.
George Stroumboupoulos was joined by Tatiana Maslany and Sadhguru.
George Stroumboupoulos was joined by Peter Mansbridge as the pair looked back at highlights from the past ten years of the show.