The CW made it official: It’s ordered the 21st cycle of America’s Next Top Model. Casting is currently underway for the cycle, which will again feature men and women contestants. Dates for the start of production and premiere will be announced at a later date. From the announcement:

For the past two years, AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL has played an important part in The CW’s original summer programming strategy, as the long-running reality series kicked-off during the late summer months and carried on into The CW’s fall launch.  The current cycle, airing Fridays, 9:00-10:00p.m. ET, will name the newest winner of AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL during the finale on November 15.

AMERICA’s NEXT TOP MODEL is produced by 10 by 10 Entertainment in association with The Tyra Banks Company.  The executive producers are Ken Mok (“Making the Band”) and Tyra Banks.  The series was created by Tyra Banks and developed by Mok and Kenya Barris.  Tyra Banks also hosts the series.  Currently, “America’s Next Top Model” is under license in over 100 markets around the world and has 20 international versions in production.  “America’s Next Top Model” and the “America’s Next Top Model” format are licensed internationally by CBS Studios International.

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