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Lights, Camera … Talent! Citytv and Breakfast Television Count Down to AGT Premiere with Canadian Family’s Got Talent Contest, April 27 to May 26

– Citytv launches month-long talent contest with thousands in cash and prizes –

– Simon Cowell, creator of America’s Got Talent, to crown contest winner live on Breakfast Television Canada –

– America’s Got Talent returns this summer exclusively in Canada on Citytv and Citytv NOW –

TORONTO (April 27, 2020) Canada, it’s time to show us what you’ve got! In anticipation of the Season 15 premiere of America’s Got Talent, Citytv is hosting an open casting call in search of the most talented troupe with the new contest Canadian Family’s Got Talent presented by Canadian Tire .

Starting today, Citytv is inviting Canadians to showcase their own unique talents alongside their families, closest companions, or support networks from a distance for their chance to win thousands in cash and prizes – all from the comfort of their own living rooms. Select Canadian Family’s Got Talent entries will be featured on the expanded national hour of Breakfast Television starting May 1 and posted for online voting on May 14.

The month-long contest culminates on Tuesday, May 26 whenAGT creator Simon Cowell will judge the three finalists live on Breakfast Television Canada, alongside hosts Dina Pugliese and Devo Brown.

“When I heard about this idea, I thought it was brilliant,” said Cowell. “In every country in the world there’s always undiscovered talent, and I’m certain there’s plenty to be found in Canada. I can’t wait. This should be a lot of fun”.

“Now more than ever, family is defined by the support networks around us,” said Laura Reiter, Executive Producer of In-House Productions, Citytv. “In launching the Canadian Family’s Got Talent contest, we are celebrating the talents that both make us unique yet unite us during trying times.”

Canadian Family’s Got Talent entries can be submitted online at breakfasttelevision.ca until May 13. Select contest submissions will be highlighted daily on Breakfast Television Canada from May 1 to 14 and posted online for voting between May 14 to 19. Full contest details available here.

Season 15 of America’s Got Talent is set to premiere this summer on Citytv and Citytv NOW.

About Citytv

Citytv offers viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, and culturally-diverse content through its seven television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Winnipeg, and Montreal, plus the award-winning Citytv Video app. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, Citytv delivers an entertaining mix of Canadian and acquired prime-time programming, news, and local-interactive formats with influential brands such as Cityline, CityNews, and Breakfast Television. Citytv is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit Citytv.com.

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Meghann Cox, Meghann.cox@rci.rogers.com, (m) 416.258.3296


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