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"Simpsons" among casualties of CBC cuts

By Etan Vlessing

TORONTO (Hollywood Reporter) - A day after announcing plans to cut as many as 800 jobs, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation said Thursday it will cancel "The Simpsons" and "The Martha Stewart Show" in a cost-cutting maneuver.

The public broadcaster also said it will lower license fees and order fewer episodes of such popular Canadian TV series as "The Border," "Being Erica," and "Little Mosque on the Prairie" to deal with a growing advertising downturn.

Other savings will come from the cancellation of daytime lifestyle series, a cut in expenditures on daytime kids' programing and the end of some sports programing, including Toronto Blue Jays games.

The CBC also will cut 80 jobs at its CBC News division.

On the radio side, the national broadcaster will cancel some popular radio shows as well as reduce regional radio noontime shows to one hour and live music recordings by half.

(Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters)

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