Re-Imagined Version of Tyra Banks’ ‘America’s Next Top Model’ (New Hosts, Judges) Heading to VH1
Re-Imagined Version of Tyra Banks' 'America's Next Top Model' (New Hosts, Judges) Heading to VH1
“America’s Next Top Model” will return to the world’s fashion capital New York City for a reinvented debut on VH1, the network announced today.
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.
“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!”
For more information and updates about the all-new “America’s Next Top Model,” check out ANTM.vh1.com and follow @vh1 on Twitter.