As rumored last month, America’s Next Top Model is being revived and picked up by VH1. The cable channel will be airing 14 episodes for season 23. A new host and judges will be announced in the future.
Here’s the press release:
“AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL” SET FOR HISTORIC RETURN AS VH1 AND CBS TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION PARTNER TO REINVENT THE CULTURAL ICON
The Series Goes Back To The Fashion Capital Of The World, New York City Reinvention Marks Series’ Homecoming to VH1
NEW YORK, February 23, 2016 – The most successful fashion show in TV history “America’s Next Top Model” will rightfully return to the world’s fashion capital New York City for a reinvented debut on VH1. CBS Television Distribution (CTD) and VH1 are partnering on a new season of the iconic franchise for a new generation. Details on the premiere date and a new, re-imagined cast of host and judges will be announced at a later time.
Tyra Banks, the series creator, original host and executive producer, will continue to serve as executive producer for the new season. Ken Mok, also executive producer for the series’ full run, will continue in the same role for the next season as well. The new season will feature 14 episodes.
To this day, “America’s Next Top Model” captures the adoration and imagination of fans across the globe who see themselves reflected in the show’s wide range of contestants, all trying to make their way in the fashion world.
“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,” said Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1. “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.”
“We could not be more excited to bring back and breathe new life into one of the greatest unscripted franchises on television,” said Scott Koondel, chief licensing officer for CBS Corp. “VH1 is the perfect partner for this new endeavor and we hope this is the beginning of a long relationship.”
Tyra Banks concluded, “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!”
“America’s Next Top Model” is a modeling competition in which contestants from all walks of life compete in various fashion-related challenges and photo shoots each week to vie for the coveted title of America’s Next Top Model.
For more information and updates about “America’s Next Top Model,” check out ANTM.vh1.com and follow @vh1 on Twitter.
AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company and distributed by CBS Television Distribution. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks, Dana Gabrion, Paul Buscemi and Jaimie Glasson Pargament. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.
About VH1: VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-34, creating their pop culture today while celebrating the pop culture of their past. VH1 is available in 93 million households in the U.S. VH1 also programs full episode and short form video plus pop culture and lifestyle editorial content on all major digital platforms and devices including vh1.com, @vh1, Facebook.com/vh1, and the VH1 app for iOS and Android. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.
About CBS Television Distribution: CBS Television Distribution is the preeminent company in television syndication. CTD produces or distributes 10 first-run series and holds the largest distributed television library at 70,000 hours strong. Among CTD’s critically-acclaimed programs are the #1 syndicated series Judge Judy; talk leader Dr. Phil; the #1 and #2 rated game shows Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy!; the Emmy Award-winning talk shows Rachael Ray and The Doctors; the #1 and #2 newsmagazines Entertainment Tonight and Inside Edition, along with The Insider; court show Hot Bench; and popular off-network product, including the CSI, NCIS and Star Trek franchises, Everybody Loves Raymond, Frasier, Criminal Minds, Elementary, The Good Wife, Blue Bloods, Hawaii Five-0, Hot in Cleveland and Undercover Boss. In addition, CTD handles the domestic television distribution of CBS News, CBS Films and Showtime. CTD is a unit of CBS Corp.
What do you think? Do you like the America’s Next Top Model TV show? Will you be watching season 23 on VH1?