America’s Next Top Model just won’t die. Almost immediately after The CW canceled the long-running reality show, there were rumblings that other networks were interested in picking it up. Apparently, for a competition show, ANTM reruns do quite well.
VH1 appears to have won. The cable network announced it picked up the show for a 14-episode Cycle 23, but with one major change. Tyra Banks will no longer host the show, but will remain as an executive producer, along with Ken Mok. Read her statement below.
“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!”
I’m actually quite stoked ANTM isn’t dead after all. Even more excited that it’s returning to New York City. It’ll be interesting to see what other changes are implemented without Banks hosting. Who do you think should step into her designer shoes? How funny would it be if the show actually found a supermodel this time around. Weigh in below.