'America's Next Top Model' Renewed by the CW for 20th Cycle

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October 16th, 2012

update: The CW has issued a press release.

via press release:


For the First Time, Male Models Will Also Compete for the Title of “America’s Next Top Model”

October 16, 2012 (Burbank, California) — The CW Network has ordered Cycle 20 of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, President, The CW. As part of The CW’s on-going strategy to increase the amount of original summer programming on the network, Cycle 20 will debut in summer 2013 with a specific premiere date to be announced at a later time.


In Cycle 20, for the first time, male models will be added to the group of contestants competing for the title of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL, and will move into the models’ house alongside the women. Also in Cycle 20, viewers will continue to have a direct impact on the competition by voting for their favorite models though social media, helping decide who gets eliminated and who stays in the running to becoming AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.


“America’s Next Top Model” is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company. The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”), Tyra Banks and Laura Fuest Silva. The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris. Tyra Banks also hosts the series, which is currently airing its 19th cycle in the United States. Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production. “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.




America's Next Top Model, the CW's longest running series, has been renewed for a 20th cycle, which will air next summer. The show originally launched in the summer of 2003, on the CW's predecessor, UPN. More details can be found on Deadline.

  • Joseph


  • Amber

    I like that it would air during the summer! I loved it on Fridays too!

  • ron

    i`ve seen all cycles for ANTM my faviorite was cycle 12 and 13 Next year will be their 10th anniversary!

  • Spence

    good for ANTM! This would be the perfect cycle to end the series.

  • ugh

    seriously? this show is garbage. Even jersey shore is less trashy

  • Oliver

    Makes sense they’d try it in Summer. Slightly surprised its cheap enough to do that but there we go

  • omabin

    so this confirms they will not cancel any premiering drama, as with Cult at midseason the schedule is full

  • BATB

    Bill, cycle 19 ends mid-season right? If so, they will need to fill that timeslot with Cult. Am I wrong?

  • Flare

    The Selection could still launch in late Spring its reshooting in January

  • Martin

    I was right about what i thought. They renewed it and are going to air it in summer because they are going to air Cult in the Friday 8pm timeslot, Fridays are built for Cult shows, and HELLO, it’s called Cult.

    Doubt The Selection would be ready for midseason.

    Can see midseason being:

    The Carrie Diaries
    Hart Of Dixie
    Emily Owens,M.D.
    The Vampire Diaries
    Beauty And The Beast

    Arrow, Supernatural and The Vampire Diaries will definitely stay in their timeslots. Cult and Nikita will both be on Fridays but not 100% sure which will air first.

    The rest could really go anywhere, depending whats stronger come midseason.

  • Dennis

    yeah, cycle 19 ends in 6 weeks or something like that. Cult is properly going to be on fridays

  • omabin

    I have been a big pro The-Selection and I really wish the cw would have picked it up, but i dont want it to see launched in the middle of spring-depressed ratings. save it for the fall, where the cw just proved that they can still launch shows.

    Also, I think there is a strong chance that Cult goes to Thursdays following the vampire diaries if beauty and the beast tanks as i predict it will, with it being moved to fridays

  • Mike

    hopefully final season

  • Jared

    This is a perfect Summer series for the CW. It also might be a good way to launch other reality series for the network.

  • Jared

    Really looking forward to CULT. Has any premiere date been announced?

  • Networkman

    This is a great move by CW. I love that the network is trying ANTM in the Summer. And finally the show is allowing male models to compete. Hopefully that will bring new energy to the show and help bring back some viewers.

  • Auu

    At least they’re bringing dudes into the mix. Fun stuff.

  • Hadesa

    Having seen the Pilot episode of Cult I can honestly say that I don no think it will air more episodes than the 13? already in production. I can see it airing on Friday starting mid season or even as a replacement should one of the new shows tank by then.

  • JJA

    Why can’t they just do an all-male cycle?

  • Baqinardo

    I was thinking the same thing.
    CW should try it once. It could be a hit since all girls will love to see shirtless guys. Tyra could hire famous male model as co-judge if she’s worried she cant judge the male contestants fairly.

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