UPN to rebroadcast 'America's Next Top Model' Season One beginning June 15
By Reality TV World staff, 06/15/2004
What do you do if you're a fledging network with no new summer reality programming to broadcast? If you're UPN, then apparently you try and air rebroadcasts of the first season of America's Next Top Model, your breakout reality hit that set all-time network ratings records in its recently completed second season but wasn't nearly as popular with audiences during its initial 2003 season.
Hoping to tap into both diehard Top Model fans who can't wait until fall for the third season to start and late converts who missed the first season of the Tyra Banks-hosted model competition show, UPN will rebroadcast America's Next Top Model: Cycle One beginning tonight, Tuesday June 15 at 9PM ET/PT with the premiere episode.
In the "The Girl Wants It So Bad" premiere, the show's ten finalists, including eventual first-season winner Adrianne Curry, arrive in New York City to discover that the lifestyle of a supermodel is not what they expected. After each is weighed and waxed, the group is whisked off to their first-ever bikini photo shoot -- which takes place a top a NYC high-rise in wind-chilling weather.