Rogers Media has decided to cancel the new reality show "Canada's Got Talent," which aired on Citytv, after just one season.
Led by host Dina Pugliese ("Breakfast Television") and celeb judges Martin Short ("Saturday Night Live," "Primetime Glick"), Measha Brueggergosman ("Murdoch Mysteries"), and Stephan Moccio (known for his work as a composer on the soundtrack for "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success"), picked a winner of their first season after a relatively successfyl debut last March – First Nations dance trio Sagkeeng’s Finest were the ones who took home the prize back in May. They won $100,000. However the show will be no more.
“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, president of broadcasting for Rogers Media, said Friday in an official press release. “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."
Although unsuccessful north of the border, the American version of "Got Talent," with judges Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and newcomer Howard Stern, is still a hit with audiences and is enjoying its seventh season. And the original "Got Talent," which first aired in the UK ("Britain's Got Talent"), has also enjoyed seven successful seasons. It was revealed last May that the latest season would air in 2013 and would be the series finale.