CNN trying new weekly nighttime talk show

Canadian host gives CNN a chance to seek out new generation with nighttime talk show

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This Nov. 28, 2008 file photo, George Stroumboulopoulos poses for a photograph after winning best host during the 23rd Annual Gemini Awards in Toronto. It's a safe bet that Stroumboulopoulos will be the first male CNN personality to wear two earrings and a skull ring from the same designer who made one for Keith Richards. Stroumboulopoulos, whose new nighttime talk show premieres Sunday, June 9, 2013 is more curious than dangerous, though. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

NEW YORK (AP) -- It's a safe bet that George Stroumboulopoulos is the first male CNN personality to wear two earrings and a skull ring from a designer who made one for Keith Richards.

Stroumboulopoulos hosts a weekly nighttime talk show that premieres Sunday. Despite the look, he seems more curious than dangerous.

After Sunday's debut, the Canadian talk show host will settle into a Friday late-night time slot for the summer and, if it goes well, maybe longer.

It's all part of CNN's effort to branch out beyond traditional news programming, particularly on the weekends.

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