America’s Next Top Model has reportedly been saved from the cancellation graveyard by VH1.
The site reports:
It’s not yet clear whether supermodel Tyra Banks, who hosted the campy competition since it debuted in 2003, or any of the other cast members will return.
But insiders said the move 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.
“The CW canceled (“ANTM”) even though it was their most downloaded show,” said our insider, “but the speculation was that it’s because Tyra’s salary is so high. It’s an expensive show to make because she gets a s—load of money.”
She said it was time for ‘Top Model’ to end but her show bombed and now it (‘ANTM’) is getting picked up again,” noted the source, with some suspicion.
VH1 has yet to confirm or deny the reported revival of America’s Next Top Model, but the show has been searching for a new home since its cancellation.
Stay tuned as we continue to monitor the cancellation trapdoor for any potential developments on an ANTM revival…