Citytv cancels “Canada’s Got Talent”

Citing the "current economic climate," Canadian broadcaster Rogers Media said it will not be following up on the first season of the talent show with a sophomore run from Insight Productions.
June 22, 2012

Rogers Media has decided against a second season of Canada’s Got Talent.

Indie producer Insight Productions, which produced the local version ofthe international Got Talent franchise for Citytv, was told of the decision Friday (June 22) morning.

“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,” Rogers Media president of broadcasting Scott Moore said Friday in a statement.

“Citytv remains extremely proud of Canada’s Got Talent and the national platform it provided to showcase our inaugural Canada’s Got Talent reality competition show,” he added.

Canada’s Got Talent is based on the format from FremantleMedia and Syco Entertainment, and the first season was executive produced by John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby.

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