Canada’s Got Talent done after one season
TORONTO — After only one season on the air, Canada’s Got Talent won’t be back next year.
Citytv has confirmed that the reality talent competition isn’t returning for the 2012-13 season.
The TV network, owned by Rogers, cited the “current economic climate” in a release.
The show launched on March 4 and featured a star-studded judging panel including Hamilton-raised funnyman Martin Short, Grammynominated soprano Measha Brueggergosman and songwriter Stephan Moccio.
Manitoba dance troupe Sagkeeng’s Finest was crowned as the show’s inaugural winner on May 4, earning a prize package that included $100,000.
But the show, the latest instalment of the British Got Talent franchise, never gained a foothold in the ratings during its two-month run.
“After careful consideration of all factors, including the current economic climate, Citytv has refocused its programming strategy and will not be producing Canada’s Got Talent for the 2012-13 season,” Scott Moore, Rogers Media’s president of broadcast, said in a statement.
“Citytv remains extremely proud of Canada’s Got Talent and the national platform it provided to showcase our diverse and eclectic homegrown talent from across the country.”