'America's Next Top Model' renewed for a twentieth season by The CW, adding male models
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/16/2012
Top Model will be going on the prowl for men.
The CW has announced it has renewed America's Next Top Model for a twentieth season, which will feature male models competing and living alongside female contestants for the first time ever in the show's history.
According to the network, Top Model's twentieth season will air next summer -- but presumably not on Friday nights like the current season has been banished to -- as part of the network's strategy to increase its amount of original summer programming. It will be the first to air in the summer since the franchise's first season aired in Summer 2003.
The CW also confirmed Top Model's twentieth season will continue to feature the new home viewer voting and social-media components that were introduced as part of the currently-airing America's Next Top Model: College Edition.
Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. In addition to creator Tyra Banks, Ken Mok and Laura Fuest Silva also serve as executive producers.