'America's Next Top Model' to return on VH1, Tyra Banks to still produce but no longer host
UPI News Service, 02/24/2016
"America's Next Top Model" is returning to the runway and being revived by VH1 only a few months after its cancellation by The CW.
According to Deadline, "Top Model" will return for a new 14-episode run that will return to its roots in New York City where it originally took place.
Series creator Tyra Banks, who hosted the show during its entire run, will be returning behind-the-scenes as an executive producer as the new season will introduce a new host and cast of judges.
"After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn," Banks said in a statement.
"I will continue as Executive Producer, but must turn my attention to new business endeavors, so I want to find a new host. I'm pumped to identify that person and bring back the show. Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for a fierce-a-fied rebirth!"
"America's Next Top Model" originally premiered on UPN in 2003 before moving onto the CW where it aired for 22 seasons until it ended its run in October.
"Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle. I truly believe it's time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!," Banks said on social media at the time.
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