February 24, 2016


'America's Next Top Model' to Return With 14 New Episodes on VH1

Chris Frawley/The CW
Chris Frawley/The CW

Just shy of two-months after America's Next Top Model was cut from The CW, the show is reportedly returning to the air, but on VH1. Deadline reports that former host Tyra Banks will co-executive produce 14 new episodes, and that a different host and judges will be selected sometime in the near future. 

Banks issued a statement Tuesday, saying that the short-lived death of Top Model will give way to a "fierce-a-fied" resurrection of the show:

“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!”

There's no word on who this new and presumably "fierce-a-fied" host may be, so we're possibly in for a surprise or two when the show relaunches. America's Next Top Model enjoyed a 22-cycle run on The CW—which later became UPN—and has been replicated in 30 countries worldwide. The show aired for 12 years. It's first final episode aired on December 4, 2015.