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Corus Cancels ‘Entertainment Tonight Canada’ After 18 Years

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Corus has decided to cancel Entertainment Tonight Canada after 18 years.

The company reportedly told the cast and crew earlier this morning (Wednesday, September 27) with CEO Doug Murphy blaming the decision on the “challenging media landscape” in a statement via Global News.

The decision at Corus to cancel Entertainment Tonight Canada reflects “the ongoing advertising recession and a challenging media landscape, as well as the costs of producing a daily entertainment newsmagazine show,” said Murphy, adding, “None of this diminishes the calibre of the award-winning show, its content, and the dedicated and talented ET Canada team. We offer the team sincere thanks for their meaningful contributions over 18 years, entertaining our Global TV audiences night after night.”

The final air date for Entertainment Tonight Canada is October 6th, 2023, and encore specials “celebrating the history and impact of ET Canada” will air in the same timeslot until October 31st, Global reports.

Corus and the failed Real Housewives

Corus Entertainment is a huge conglomerate in Canada and has a direct deal with NBCUniversal to air most of the Bravo shows north of the border.

Unfortunately, the company has mishandled The Real Housewives franchise with The Real Housewives of Vancouver being cancelled after two iconic seasons and The Real Housewives of Toronto being cancelled after one short season with almost no promo and reunion. Slice, the channel that airs the Bravo shows in Canada, also caught heat last year for not airing The Real Housewives of Miami Season 5 until months after it debuted in the U.S.

Corus Entertainment is the parent company of Slice, the channel that airs most of the Bravo shows north of the border and the former home of the now-cancelled Real Housewives of Vancouver and Toronto. (Photo: Corus)

Corus has been looking to cut costs across their unscripted division, with the reasoning also behind the company’s much-panned move to skip the live feeds for the most recent season of Big Brother Canada.

Despite the “challenging media landscape” in Canada, CEO Doug Murphy took in almost $5 million CAD in total compensation for the year 2022, according to reports.

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