America’s Next Top Model is trying to stay on top, chile! News broke back in December that the show would be canceled after 22 long seasons. Now just about a month later, we hear it’s gotten picked back up and will be making VH1 its new home!
Here’s the scary part, it’s not confirmed yet whether or not Tyra Banks will be returning to host, or any original cast members for that matter. What would ANTM be without Ms. Tyra?!
Anyways, according to some insiders, there’s a chance that the station transition may have been inspired by one of two things: “either Banks’ exit from the show slashed the salary expenses enough for it to be viable with a new host; or the collapse of her follow-up show “FAB Life” means that she’s available to helm “Top Model” once again.”
Either way it goes, VH1 has one more show to add to its faithful lineup.
Like a few other popular shows who went down hill for monetary reasons, NY Daily News insider on this story suggest that although ANTM was CW’s most downloaded show, it’s rumored that Tyra’s salary was too high which had potential to have a snowball effect on the show as a whole.
“It’s an expensive show to make because she gets a s—load of money,” The source said.
Since Tyra made the big initial announcement back in October, things seemed to spiral downwards. She launched her syndicated talk show “FAB Life” but then just two months later she threw in the towel on that as well. She said she planned to direct more of her time toward her cosmetics company.
Sources say “FAB Life” flopped so it only makes sense to return to what she knows brought a constant check: ANTM!
We haven’t received a definite air date yet date but it should be interesting to see the spin VH1 makes on it!
How are y’all feeling about VH1 picking up ANTM?!
Source: NY Daily News, http://m.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/confidential/america-top-model-picked-up-vh1-article-1.2493360
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