‘America’s Next Top Model’ Getting Second Life On VH1 Without Tyra Banks
America’s Next Top Model, which was a longtime staple on The CW, will be resurrected on VH1. Tyra Banks, however, will not be returning as the host.
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VH1 and Banks, America’s Next Top Model series creator and executive producer, confirmed the show’s reboot Tuesday, reported The Hollywood Reporter. Banks also revealed that while she’ll remain onboard as an executive producer, she’s on the look out for a new host to pick up the mantle.
“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!”
VH1 general manager Chris McCarthy shared the network’s excitement in bringing the model competition show into its lineup.
“We’re thrilled to bring America’s Next Top Model back to VH1 and partner with CBS Television Distribution and Tyra Banks to reinvent this franchise for a whole new generation,” McCarthy said. “This is a homecoming for the series, as VH1 helped catapult the show to cultural icon status as the first cable network to air the show after it launched.”
Back in October, Banks revealed that America’s Next Top Model was ending after Cycle 22. The show, which premiered May 20, 2003, became the most successful reality series on The CW, as well as the longest running.
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