Canada's Got Talent chopped after inaugural season
Do we have talent? Maybe not. It looks like Canada just couldn't offer up enough to keep audiences interested when it came to the TV talent show competition Canada's Got Talent.
After only one season, Rogers Media–owned TV network Citytv announced on June 22 that it won't bring back the show.
The Canadian spin-off of the British-based franchise, which has had spin-offs in almost 40 countries, launched on March 4 and featured a judging panel composed of comedian Martin Short, soprano Measha Brueggergosman, and songwriter Stephan Moccio.
Six auditions were held across the country, including in Vancouver in September.
Dance troupe Sagkeeng's Finest, a trio of aboriginal dancers from Fort Alexander, Manitoba, won the show on May 4.
“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 broadcast president Scott Moore said in a statement.
Other Canadian spin-offs of international TV competition franchises that have been cancelled over the past few years include Canada's Next Top Model, Canadian Idol, Project Runway Canada, and So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
Nonetheless, Citytv is continuing on with other reality-TV competitions, such as The Bachelor Canada, which will launch this fall.