Canada’s Got Talent


The return of Canada’s Got Talent, six hours of Dick Wolf drama imports and the launch of Bachelor in Paradise Canada were all among the headlines at Tuesday’s Rogers Sports and Media virtual Upfront presentation to advertisers. This is a busy week in Canadian television. I had to interrupt my screening of the Rogers Sports

This week, Scott Thompson at Hamilton’s CHML AM900 gets serious, asking about media coverage of the Tori Stafford murder trial. He wonders what discussions go on in TV and newspaper editorial meetings about how far to go in covering news that can be seen as too private and too horrific. I suggest that common sense

Canada’s Got Talent judges Whatshisname, Measha Foursylables, Martin Short A repeat of The Big Bang Theory still managed to top the Canadian ratings in a week that saw several premieres. City’s new, homegrown, star search showcase, Canada’s Got Talent, got off to a strong start Sunday. Less auspicious was the second season debut of Kingon Showcase

The folks at Rogers held a press conference Friday in Toronto to promote Canada’s Got Talent. The star search spin-off premieres Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET on City-TV.The three judges–Martin Short, opera singer Measha Brueggergosman and composer Stephan Moccio–joined host Dina Pugliese at the session, along with executive producers John Brunton and Ed Robinson.How