Well, that didn't take long!
It's only been four months since Tyra Banks announced the end of America's Next Top Model, and the reality modeling competition is already getting a revival. VH1 announced that it is reinventing the show and bringing it back to New York City for a 14-episode season.
And no, Tyra herself will not be continuing on in the hopes of becoming America's Next Top Model. Not as host, at least. The creator is still serving as executive producer, but she'll stay involved behind the scenes for the new installment.
"After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn," Banks said in a statement. "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!"
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Banks announced her landmark series would end after Cycle 22, which saw Nyle DiMarco crowned winner—the first deaf winner and second male winner in ANTM history.
"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," Chris McCarthy, General Manager of VH1, said in a statement announcing the news. "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."
A new host, cast and premiere date will be announced in the coming months.