Canada's Got Talent judges and host pictured left to right, Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman, Stephan Moccio …
Canada's got talent, it's true, but it looks like we're only going to get one season to see it. Rogers Media and Citytv have announced that the talent search show "Canada's Got Talent," hosted by Dina Pugliese, will not air a second season.
It's not a lack of entertaining musicians, dancers, acrobats, and whatever else Season 1 brought to the small screen that's the cause for the cancellation, but rather a lack of funds.
"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," said Scott Moore, president of broadcasting for Rogers Media, in a release.
"Canada's Got Talent" was the Canuck version of the U.K. original "Britain's Got Talent," helmed by Simon Cowell, which launched the careers of opera singers Paul Potts and Susan Boyle and is scheduled for a seventh season next year. "America's Got Talent" is scheduled to air next season on NBC with judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern, and host Nick Cannon.
Season 1's trio Sagkeeng's Finest will be able to call themselves the first and only winners of "Canada's Got Talent," winning the votes of viewers across the country and the hearts of judges Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman, and Stephan Moccio with their native cultural dance style and close ties to their native reservation in Manitoba. The show was critically praised for being part of an international TV franchise that truly reflected Canada's diversity.
This fall, Citytv will air another U.S. spinoff -- "The Bachelor Canada." We doubt that its cat fights and rose ceremonies will feature the same kind of range.
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