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Citytv Greenlights Canada’s Got Talent


Syco Entertainment, Fremantle and Citytv are collaborating on a local adaptation of the Got Talent format, Canada’s Got Talent.

Citytv commissioned the return of Canada’s Got Talent, which originally aired for one season in 2012, in partnership with Fremantle and McGillivray Entertainment Media on board as producers. The treatment will begin production this fall and will premiere in spring 2022 with nine original episodes.

Simon Cowell, the founder of Syco Entertainment, said: “We’ve seen so many talented people from Canada over the years and we always said we’ve got to make this show again. I am so excited Canada’s Got Talent is returning and believe it will be an amazing experience. I would like to personally thank Citytv for giving the show and all of the contestants this opportunity.”

Michela Di Mondo, executive VP of distribution and sales for Canada at Fremantle, commented: “We are incredibly excited to be expanding our partnership with Citytv to continue to showcase a wide range of quality feel-good entertainment programming to Canadian audiences. This is a testament to the strength of the Got Talent format and we are absolutely thrilled to be introducing a local version of this globally renowned format into the region. We cannot wait to see the new and extraordinary talent that Canada’s Got Talent will discover.”

“The Got Talent franchise has stood the test of time and has consistently held massive audiences across all platforms and we’re excited to connect fans—and advertisers—more deeply with both the Canadian and American versions of the show,” said Hayden Mindell, VP of programming at Citytv.

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.


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