Although The CW announced last month ANTMwon't be returning after 12 years and 22 seasons on the air, there's a possibility it might come back for a 23rd season on another platform, Deadline Hollywoodreported.
Top Model's 22nd edition will air its finale on December 4, but a subsequent season is reportedly being pitched to cable and streaming outlets due to its success with off-network re-runs on cable channels like VH1, Bravo and Oxygen as well as streaming services Netflix, Hulu and Amazon.
The effort to keep Top Model alive is being led by the show's executive producer Ken Mok with support from co-creator and judge Tyra Banks. Banks will reportedly stay with the show as an executive producer if it continues but she may not serve as on-camera talent going forward.
Mok is currently putting together a formal presentation to buyers with the help of CBS employee Scott Koondel, according to Deadline Hollywood. CBS TV Distribution handles the distribution of Top Model, which originally premiered on CBS' network UPN.
Banks wrote a long message to her fans on Instagram last month when The CW made it clear the show was coming to and end.
"TYRA MAIL! Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it's time," Banks explained. "Our diehard fans know we've expanded the definition of beauty... Yeah, it's time. It really is. Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done. #ANTM brought the intimidating modeling world to the masses. We were the first reality show based in the fashion world... YOU made Top Model what it is."
America's Next Top Model debuted in May 2003 on UPN and became the first series to air on The CW in September 2006. Its format later launched into 30-plus countries and will go down as The CW's most successful reality series and its longest-running series thus far.