Good news for fans that just can't get enough of America's Next Top Model
. As one of the highest rated programs of The CW Network, the competitive reality series has been renewed through the 2009 to 2010 season. This means that, along with Tyra Banks, fans can expect Top Model
for at least six more cycles.
In addition to Banks' inked deal, the network has also confirmed that Top model
is moving to New York.
As we previously reported, Banks was headed for New York to shoot the third season of her daytime talk show, The Tyra Banks Show
. This roused rumors that Top Model
, in which Banks serves as judge and creator, will also have a change in setting.
"I'm thrilled to be moving to New York. After spending some time in the city this past spring, I knew the energy and rhythm of the city would be great for the show. I feel connected and completely at home," Banks said back in June.
"Moving the talk show to New York provides a great opportunity to meet all kinds of people and keep sharing the message of empowerment with everyone everywhere. The excitement of New York City will translate to the show each and every day as we continue to face compelling issues…head on," she added.
However, CW declined to comment on the speculation.
But along with the renewal of Banks' reality series, Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment of The CW Network, has finally announced the Big Apple move.
Meanwhile, casting calls for Top Model
cycle 10 are on going. So far, there are 11 remaining casting dates, which will be held starting on Wednesday, August 8 in Kansas City, Kansas and will be wrapping up in Los Angeles on September 1. Specific details are currently listed on the network's official website.
cycle nine returns on Wednesday, September 19 with a special two-hour episode broadcast at 8pm ET/PT.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The CW, RealityTV World
(Image courtesy of The CW)