Americas Next Top Model will have another season, Tyra Banks will not host it
24 February 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – “America’s Next Top Model” Season 22 was supposed to be the last season of the long-running show but it has bene picked up VH1 but Tyra Banks will no longer be hosting it.
It has been four months since Banks announced the end of the reality modeling competition but it has been announced that it is getting a revival. VH1 announced that they will be reinventing the show and it will be back to New York City for a 14-episode season.
Despite Banks no longer hosting the show, she will still be involved behind the scenes. She said in a statement, “After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn. 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!”
Chris McCarthy, the General Manager of VH1 , also released a statement saying that they are thrilled to have “America’s Next Top Model” back on television. They are partnering with CBS Television Distribution as well as Banks. McCarthy added: "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." Banks will also be working alongside executive producer Ken Mok , who has been with the series since Cycle 1.
CBS Corp’s chief licensing officer, Scott Koondel , said in a statement that they are excited to bring back the show and they will “breathe new life” to one of the “greatest unscripted franchises” on television.
The new host, cast, and premiere date will reportedly be announced in the coming months. It is unclear if the panelists, Kelly Cutrone and J. Alexander, will be coming back.