Canada AM cancelled by CTV
Morning show to air last episode tomorrow, ending 43-season run, network says
CTV is taking Canada AM off the air starting tomorrow, ending the morning show's run after 43 seasons, the network announced this morning.
The show airs news, interviews and lifestyle segments on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, and is currently hosted by Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien and Jeff Hutcheson.
"We are incredibly thankful to our viewers from coast to coast to coast who have been with us on this journey and a heartfelt part of our TV family all these years," the hosts said in a statement posted online.
"It has been our privilege to be part of this historic Canadian series that brought us the opportunity to work with such an incredible team."
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Thomson and Ien will stay with CTV's parent company, Bell Media, while Hutcheson will begin his previously announced retirement.
A simulcast of live CTV News Channel programming will air in the time slot beginning Monday.
"As the television landscape continues to evolve, so too must our programming. We look forward to building upon the success of Canada AM as we move forward," Randy Lennox, president of entertainment production and broadcasting at Bell Media, said in a statement.
A new program for that time slot will be revealed next week, the network said.