04/11/2012 01:08 EDT | Updated 06/11/2012 05:12 EDT

Fashion Television Cancelled By Bell Media (PHOTOS, VIDEO)


Bell Media has confirmed "Fashion Television" (widely known as "FT") -- a weekly half-hour show that profiles the greatest talents from the worlds of fashion, photography, architecture and design -- has been cancelled.

The show has been on air for over 27 years and has won multiple awards. The series is seen in Canada and around the world -- including Norway, Sweden, Finland and other European countries.

Hosted by Jeanne Beker, the show has become one of the most notable fashion television programs in the industry. And Beker, herself, has become one of Canada's most iconic and influential fashionistas.

In a statement released by Bell Media, officials say they look, "forward to an exciting future with [Beker], including the development of new projects. Bell Media remains committed to the fashion genre and will continue to grow FashionTelevisionChannel to deliver a broader appeal for viewers, advertisers, and distributors."

The statement also thanked founding producer Jay Levine for his dedication to the series.

The news hit Twitter after Jeanne Beker Tweeted: "So surreal. This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on."

Here are some of the reactions to the cancellation news.