ET Canada host Cheryl Hickey, reporters say goodbye to entertainment show after 18 seasons

"The costs of producing a daily entertainment newsmagazine show in a challenging advertising environment have led to this decision," Corus Entertainment stated

TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Morgan Hoffman, Dallas Dixon, Sangita Patel, Cheryl Hickey, Jed Tavernier, and Carlos Bustamante of
TORONTO, ONTARIO - APRIL 13: (L-R) Morgan Hoffman, Dallas Dixon, Sangita Patel, Cheryl Hickey, Jed Tavernier, and Carlos Bustamante of "ET Canada" arrive at the Digital & Immersive Awards during the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards on April 13, 2023 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Robert Okine/Getty Images)

Canada's media landscape is facing a significant loss with the announcement that Entertainment Tonight Canada (ET Canada) is being cancelled after 18 seasons.

A statement released by parent company Corus Entertainment highlights that the program is coming to an end amid a "challenging advertising environment."

The final episode of ET Canada will air on Oct. 6.

Several ET Canada hosts and journalists have been posting messages on social media, following the announcement of the cancellation of the program.

"We never took our viewers for granted; not for one day," Cheryl Hickey stated in a message posted on Instagram. "Your care and dedication was felt."

"I hope you felt something watching our show because you sure made me feel many wonderful things that I will take with me into my next adventure."

"Today is really a sad day in the Canadian media world as an iconic show ET Canada will be closing their studio…my heart is with this entire team, I am tearing up as I write this, I am so proud of you all and cherish every one of you," Sangita Patel wrote on social media.

"It was the most special year of my life," the message from Brittnee Blair reads. "I’ve made so many incredible friends, memories and learned a ton of lessons along the way from truly the BEST in the business."

"One of the premiere entertainment outlets in North America, a showcase for the best and brightest out of Canada, a show many people grew up watching, whose digital content is being discovered by new fans all over the world, fresh off the exciting launch of its 19th(!) season - is now coming to its end," Carlos Bustamante wrote on social media.

"For as long as I’ve known this team, they’ve known how to do this job right. When you run into us, we will constantly describe each other as a family, and the description is apt."

"Although today is an exceptionally hard and sad day, I am also choosing to remember the incredible opportunities over the years and the talented ET Canada friends I’ve made who have been there for me through it all," Dallas Dixon's statement reads. "I hope I brought some laughter, support and joy into their lives as well."

ET Canada began in 2005 and added a critically distinct Canadian voice in entertainment.