VH1 breathes new life into “Top Model”

Four months after The CW cancelled the hit competition series, VH1 is reviving America's Next Top Model (pictured) with a new host and panel of judges.
February 23, 2016

Hit modeling competition series America’s Next Top Model is getting a “fierce-a-fied rebirth” with a new host and panel of judges.

The restored franchise – formerly on The CW – is moving to Viacom-owned cable network VH1, which has partnered with CBS Television Distribution for a series order of 14 New York-based episodes.

Series creator, host and executive producer Tyra Banks confirmed in October that the competition series would wrap on The CW following the culmination of its 22nd season last December.

Though Banks will no longer host the program, she will continue serving as executive producer for the revamped series, alongside long-time executive producer Ken Mok.

“After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn,” said Banks. “Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for a fierce-a-fied rebirth.”

Dana Gabrion, Paul Buscemi and Jaimie Glasson Pargament are also listed to exec produce the reinvented series.

Details on the premiere date, new host and judges will be announced at a later date.

Top Model is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company, and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. It presently has 20 international versions in production. The series and format is licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

Top Model debuted in May 2003 on U.S. net UPN, which later merged with The WB Television Network to create The CW in 2006. The seried then aired on The CW until its cancellation on that net in 2015.

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