New 14-episode run comes after CW canceled reality series after 20 seasons
“America’s Next Top Model” is coming back to TV, this time on VH1 and without longtime host Tyra Banks.
The reality competition series was canceled by The CW after 20 seasons in October.
“America’s Next Top Model” premiered in May 2003 on UPN and was the first series to debut on the CW in Sept. 2006.
“We’re thrilled to bring ‘America’s Next Top Model’ back to VH1 and partner with CBS Television Distribution and Tyra Banks to reinvent this franchise for a whole new generation,” Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1, said in a statement. “This is a homecoming for the series, as VH1 helped catapult the show to cultural icon status as the first cable network to air the show after it launched.”
Banks, the series creator, original host and executive producer, will continue to serve as executive producer for the new season. Ken Mok, also executive producer for the series’ full run, will continue in the same role for the next season, as well.
The new season will feature 14 episodes, with a premiere date and more details to be announced later.
The reality series is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with the Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Banks, Ken Mok (“Making the Band”) and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris.