Mar 27, 2012
The program is currently initially broadcast on CBC Television at 11:05 p.m. local time (11:35 p.m. in Newfoundland). Until 2009, The Hour was seen Monday to Friday at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBC Newsworld; the program was discontinued on that channel in October 2009, when CBC Newsworld was revamped as the CBC News Network.As The Hour, the show was so named, as it was a daily one hour program. For the show’s seventh season, the show was renamed and shortened into a daily thirty minute show, George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, beginning September 20, 2010. In September 2011, the program was again extended to sixty minutes with its current name.
The show’s opening theme song is “The Good in Everyone” by Canadian rock band Sloan. It replaced the formerly used track, “Use It” from The New P**nographers at the start of the 2008 broadcast season.