Canada’s Got Tal­ent done af­ter one sea­son

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

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.”

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