Tuesday, July 11, 2006


The One, that new controversial ABC talent reality show that is airing in Canada and bumping off The National from its regular 10PM time slot in the eastern time zone, is being hosted by none other than George Stroumboulopoulos.

So it's bad enough that Peter Mansbridge got bumped for Don Cherry during the Stanley Cup; now he has to make room for Big George. He must be thinking "why did I turn down that CBS Morning Show job?!"

As for George, this is the American version that he's hosting, the one that will be shown right across North America. So this one-ups rival Ben Mulroney over at CTV and all the other peasants in Canadian TV, and makes Mulroney's Canadian Idol gig look like the minor leagues in comparison.

Speaking of which--- Mulroney is also his political rival. Everyone knows of Mulroney's Conservative connections, while George endorsed none other than Tommy Douglas for the title of The Greatest Canadian. And he won, too. Needless to say, I'm hardly impressed with the political leanings of the host of The One.

Any other reality shows in Canada needing a host? Coming soon: Canada's Got Talent, hosted by Justin Trudeau.

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