To the surprise of no one…

…Canadian version of The One will not appear this fall
CBC Television’s version of The One: Making of a Music Star will not air in the fall of 2006, the network confirmed on Tuesday.
A U.S. version of the reality series, hosted by CBC host George Stroumboulopoulos and aired simultaneously on CBC and ABC, was cancelled July 28.
Both ABC and CBC had poor ratings for the show, and the U.S. network cancelled it after only two weeks.
However, the Canadian version of the reality show is “still under development,” according to CBC spokesman Jeff Keay.
“I’m able to confirm that it is not in the fall schedule for 2006,” he said.
The public broadcaster has bought rights to the show, which is a hit in several countries, and originally said the Canadian edition of the talent search would air in the fall of 2006 or early 2007.
At the time of the cancellation, CBC held out hope the Canadian version of the show would go ahead. However, on Tuesday Keay could not confirm whether it would ever appear.
“I’m not able to say what the long-term plan will be,” he said.
ABC got 3.1 million viewers for the first episode of the show, the smallest audience ever for the summer debut of a reality series.
In Canada, The One had 236,000 viewers for its debut. In comparison, about 1.2 million Canadians watched established hit Canadian Idol that night, while 938,000 tuned into another rival, Rock Star: Supernova.
Television critics panned the show for being too slick in some portions and under-produced in others.
There was also criticism in Canada of CBC’s decision to bump The National from its time-slot on two nights in Eastern Canada to air the reality series.