'America’s Next Top Model’ ending after 22 seasons
Life is over, for so, too, is America’s Next Top Model. The once-hit show that survived UPN’s merger with the CW is going off the air after 12 years and 22 seasons.
“Thinking #ANTM22 should be our last cycle,” host and former supermodel Tyra Banks tweeted. “I truly believe it’s time. May your pics be forever fierce. Keep on Smizing!”
Dec. 4 is the air date for the series finale of the show that gave mega exposure to Janice Dickinson, Twiggy and Nigel Barker and launched the careers of model/reality TV star Adrianne Curry, actress Analeigh Tipton and others.
“America’s Next Top Model was a successful franchise for two networks, first at UPN and then the CW, and it became not just a ratings hit, but a global pop culture phenomenon,” CW president Mark Pedowitz said in a statement. “I want to thank Tyra and Ken for all their years of success in establishing a show that was not just popular in the U.S., but all across the world.”
R.I.P. ANTM, but at least (capital S) Smizing will live on forever both in our selfies and in our hearts.