'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.

  • thesnowleopard

    Where did you see this? The CW doesn’t even have a premiere date on its site, let alone a day of the week.

    Also, if a show like 90210 does poorly enough, there’s nothing to stop them from sending it to Fridays and airing Cult in its place. That’s the whole point of midseason replacements.

    The network’s experience indicates that anything that airs on Fridays is going to die. Yes, there are Smallville and SPN, but they had self-contained audiences that followed them, and even they did worse than on other nights.

    And what is up with wanting Nikita off Fridays? Do you *want* it dead?

  • Greg

    I stopped watching ANTM after they brought on the racist Andre Leon Talley. Couldn’t stand the guy. The show went downhill after that. I’m glad he’s no longer on the show, but where’s Nigel and the Js???? Without them no wonder the show is tanking so bad!!! I also got tired of one season they would choose a white model, next season a black model, next season a white model, next season a black model, and this continued forever, and it became so darn predictable. It was just weird. I still love the concept of the show, and I think Tyra should have Americas Next Top Male Models as a series…JUST MALES!!! I’m glad some males will be on the upcoming season but they need their own show.

  • Georgia

    HATE the new judges and the new system for cycle 19. Mr. Jay, Nigel, Miss J. Alexander were the best judges. Bring them back!

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