“Canada’s Got Talent” is coming back to Citytv with some big names.
The network’s 2021/22 original lineup was declared earlier this year at the Rogers Sports & Media Upfront, and now the judges and rest of the crew from the show have been disclosed.
According to reports, the reality competition will star Lilly Singh and Howie Mandel as judges along with Kardinal Offishall and WWE icon Trish Stratus.
It is also said that the shoe will be hosted by country music celebrity Lindsay Ell.
“This dynamic and powerhouse team of globally celebrated Canadian heavyweights – Howie Mandel, Lilly Singh, Kardinal Offishall, Trish Stratus, and Lindsay Ell – set the stage for ‘CGT’ to uncover the nation’s most unique and mind-blowing acts,” said Nataline Rodrigues, director of original programming, Citytv.
A press release over the summer verified, “Canadians can once again take the stage and hear the golden buzzer as Citytv has commissioned ‘Canada’s Got Talent’ in partnership with Fremantle, SYCO Entertainment, and McGillivray Entertainment Media Inc.”
“The show begins production this fall in Niagara Falls and premieres in spring 2022 with nine original episodes. ‘Canada’s Got Talent’ celebrates home-grown hopefuls from across the country as young and old, from every corner of the nation, show the country what they’ve got.”
“Canada has an abundance of incredible talent in front of and behind the camera and we can’t wait to bring more unique Canadian stories to our audiences that not only entertain but also reflect and resonate with our communities across the country,” said Nataline Rodrigues.
“Canada’s Got Talent” had first begun in 2012 before getting terminated after just one season. The Canadian spinoff was hosted by Dina Pugliese, with Martin Short, Measha Brueggergosman, and Stephan Moccio serving as judges.
ET Canada can verify Simon Cowell will make an appearance during the upcoming series.