Tyra Banks and The CW announced that Top Model would conclude its run on the network at the end of its 22nd cycle next month. “I truly believe it’s time,” Tyra wrote on Twitter, adding that she’s “SO proud” of everything the show has achieved both in the modeling industry and, you know, just as a lazy weekend reality TV marathon guilty pleasure.
As it happens though, its rerun popularity may help save the show from cancelation outright. Deadline reports that Top Model executive producer Ken Mok is currently pitching the series to cable TV and streaming platforms (where its already popular; the “rare reality series with strong repeatability,” Deadline notes) with a view to a 23rd cycle happening, just with a new home. No deal is set just yet, but crucially, “incoming calls from cable and streaming players” came first, following the sad news that The CW was done with the show, meaning what seems like legitimate interest in the show is out there.