‘America’s Next Top Model’ will officially end with cycle 22

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It looks like the time for handing out photos is just about at the end. After airing 22 cycles and launching a franchise known all around the world, the current run of “America’s Next Top Model” is slated to be the last.

We know that it may be cynical to sit here and proclaim “I didn’t know this was still on,” the reality is that it seems to be ending on its own terms. The series was actually enjoying decent ratings (at least for The CW) this current cycle, and was doing so despite timeslot changes and not much publicity. Tyra Banks was the first person to announce the news on Twitter, say that she simply believed that “it’s time” to move on to something else.

In a statement from CW head Mark Pedowitz, he was great to point out that this series is the only remaining program from the days of UPN on the network, and with its end comes the end of a big part of the network’s history:

“America’s Next Top Model was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then The CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon. I want to thank Tyra and Ken for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”

With this news confirmed, “Supernatural” is now the only remaining show on The CW that originated at another network. The first season aired over on The WB, and it moved to The CW along with some other portions of its schedule.

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