America's Next Top Model will not smize quietly into that good night. After getting our spirits down and our hopes up, news of the reality show's demise was a bit premature as Top Model will return on new network with a new host.
VH1, perhaps a little too trigger happy, picked up the show for its 23rd cycle just months after The CW dropped it like a bad lace-front. Sadly, show creator, model-mogul and new mom Tyra Banks will not return to yell at people because she loves them.
"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!”
Well, so much for going out on a high note. Neither the new host nor a premiere date have been announced, but VH1 has ordered fourteen episodes filmed in New York, where the show first began—800 years ago.