There is some good news and bad news officially coming out today for the “America’s Next Top Model” brand, but let’s start off here with the former: It will be coming to VH1 for an upcoming 23rd cycle of the show. Now, the bad news: Tyra Banks will not be hosting. She will remain on as an executive producer, but someone new will be tracked down to give the show a fresh feel for the latest audience.
Then again, maybe to some of you out there this is good news. Tyra did a good job on the show for many years, but maybe getting a new voice and a new vision aboard will help to find some more viewers, and give the show a different feel. It’s hit-or-miss, really.
Anyway, here is what Banks had to say in a statement about getting a chance to see her show find some sort of second life over on the cable network:
“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!”
In case you are wondering why VH1 decided that they should bring “Top Model” back after The CW ended it last fall, the easiest answer we can offer up is that the show repeated surprisingly well for a reality TV series, and it also fits in with their demographic of young women.
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