After 22 seasons, Tyra Banks‘ “America’s Next Top Model” reality competition series will end, The CW announced Wednesday.
The Dec. 4 finale of the current cycle will be the series’ final episode. The network is currently in discussions about broadcasting a retrospective on the long-running series, to air sometime in 2016.
“‘America’s Next Top Model’ was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon,” said CW President Mark Pedowitz in a statement. “I want to thank Tyra and Ken [Mok] for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”
“America’s Next Top Model” premiered in May, 20 2003 on UPN, and was the first series to debut on The CW on Sept 20, 2006.
The reality series is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The
“America’s Next Top Model” airs Fridays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.