The One. Cancelled. Thank God/ABC/people of the world.
Reached in Los Angeles on Friday, Stroumboulopoulos was philosophical about the show's demise, blaming it on "market saturation."
"I suspect that (TV viewers) had already invested themselves in Canada in Idol," he said, adding he had no regrets about doing the show.
He also defended CBC's decision to air it.
"It was the exact right decision ... Canadians have demonstrated an awesome appetite for programs from all over the world."
The Canadian version of The One is still "in early development," said Layfield, adding that the CBC has learned from the U.S. show and will make a decision on its future in the next few weeks.
For his part, Stroumboulopoulos reiterated that he will not be hosting a Canadian version of The One because of his commitment to his own CBC current affairs program, The Hour.