America’s Next Top Model Is Returning to TV—Without Tyra Banks as Host

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You wanna be on top? It looks like America’s Next Top Model does, as the previously cancelled show is heading back to TV. The series ended its run on The CW in December 2015, but VH1 is giving it new life in the form of a 14-episode season, Entertainment Weekly reports.

But there is another major difference aside from the change of networks: Tyra Banks will no longer host the show. After 22 cycles of models, Banks is stepping down as host, but will remain executive producer.

“After creating an incredible, global brand, I am beyond excited to have the show reborn,” she 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."

After welcoming a newborn son last month, it’s safe to say that those “new business endeavors” will also include some well-deserved family time.

Still, the producer seems just as excited as fans that ANTM is heading back on-air. “Top Model fans, you demanded that the show come back, and VH1 answered the call. Get ready for fierce-a-fied rebirth!”

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