From a media release:
CBC TV ANNOUNCES DEPARTURE OF W. BRETT WILSON FROM DRAGONSâ€™ DEN
- Fall 2011 will see a new Dragon in the Den
CBC Television announced today that W. Brett Wilson will be leaving Dragonsâ€™ Den at the end of the current season. A search for a new Dragon has commenced and a successful candidate is expected to be announced in coming weeks.
â€œWeâ€™d like to thank Brett for his many contributions to Dragonsâ€™ Den over the past three successful seasons and the positive influence heâ€™s had on Canadian entrepreneurs,â€ says Julie Bristow, executive director, Factual Entertainment, CBC Television. â€œUnfortunately, we were unable to reach an agreement on the terms of his contract. We wish him the best for all of his future endeavours.â€
All four other Dragons, Arlene Dickinson, Robert Herjavec, Kevin Oâ€™Leary and Jim Treliving are in place for next season.
Pitchersâ€™ auditions for season six are currently underway across Canada. For more details, visit http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/audition. Production for season six is scheduled to begin in spring 2011.
Currently in its fifth season, DRAGONSâ€™ DEN is the highest-rated Canadian entertainment program and airs Wednesdays at 8pm (8:30NT) on CBC Television. The current season continues until March 30th.