Canada doesn’t got “Canada’s Got Talent” any more.
Rogers Media and Citytv have announced that the series will not return for a second season.
“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, Rogers Media president of broadcast in a statement, while three jugglers from Chicoutimi and a 12-year old bell ringer from Estevan performed beside him.
The show premiered on March 4th, featuring judges Martin Short, singer Measha Brueggergosman, and song writer Stephan Moccio. It is (or was) one of almost 40 spinoffs of the original British “Got Talent” show, itself a throwback to various radio and TV talent hours down through the broadcast ages. We offer a selection below.
“Canada’s Got Talent” joins a graveyard of failed Canadian retreads, including “Canada’s Next Top Model,” “Canadian Idol,” “Project Runway Canada,” and “So You Think You Can Dance Canada.”
However, this fall Citytv will add “The Bachelor Canada” to their roster. Perhaps Canuck cat fights and rose ceremonies will manage to survive the nation’s “current economic climate.”
– Emily Olesen