Good news for fans of the reality competition “America’s Next Top Model.” The CW series may not be ending with cycle 22.
According to Deadline, the next season or cycle of “America’s Next Top Model” may going to another viewing platform. Cycle 23 of the reality series is said to be in the works for a possible cable channel showing or on a streaming service.
“America’s Next Top Model” showrunner and executive producer Ken Mok is the one leading the possibility of a cycle 23 reboot, along with the support of the show’s host and co-creator Tyra Banks. However, Banks onscreen involvement in the planned “America’s Next Top Model” reboot is still unclear, although, she is expected to retain her role as executive producer.
“America’s Next Top Model” showrunner Mok is said to pitch the new installment of the reality series to potential buyers this week, Deadline reported. Accompanying Mok in the buyer presentation meetings is Scott Koondel, who handles CBS’ cable and domestic SVOD licensing.
Last month, Banks made the announcement that “America’s Next Top Model” will end after cycle 22. Banks took to Instagram then and wrote that that the current cycle will be the last and final season for the reality series. She went on to state how the show managed to “[expand] the definition of beauty” and that she is “so proud of what Top Model has done.”
“We were the first reality show based in the fashion world,” she continued. “I never thought my little idea would have people everywhere thinking differently about how they take photos. And I never thought we'd do 22 cycles…”
Banks also thanked the fans for supporting “America’s Top Model” and even credited them for making the show what it is right now. She wrote on Instagram, “YOU made Top Model what it is. We are a global force that has so many international versions around the world because of YOU! That's amazing and beyond anything that I ever dreamed.”
“America’s Top Model” first debuted in 2006. The series then gained popularity and was extended for 22 seasons.
Meanwhile, the final episode of "America's Next Top Model" cycle 22 will air on Dec. 4 on CW.