VH1 Brings ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Back Without Tyra Banks as Host

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Tyra Banks in ‘America’s Next Top Model’ season 22 (Photo by Massimo Campana © 2015 Pottle Productions Inc.)

VH1 is reviving America’s Next Top Model for a new 14 episode season. The show will return to New York City with a new host and judges, and with Tyra Banks, the series’ creator, on board as executive producer. Ken Mok will also be back as an executive producer on the reality competition series that aired for 22 seasons, first on UPN and then on The CW.

Commenting on VH1’s announcement of the new season, Tyra Banks said, “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!”

“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,” added 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.”

And chief licensing officer for CBS Corp Scott Koondel said, “We could not be more excited to bring back and breathe new life into one of the greatest unscripted franchises on television. VH1 is the perfect partner for this new endeavor and we hope this is the beginning of a long relationship.”

The new host and premiere date will be announced in the coming months.