April 26, 2011
The CW announced today that America's Next Top Model will be returning for 17th and 18th cycles starting in the Fall. The renewal comes as part of an announcement that four other series have also been picked up for the network's 2011-2012 season: 90210, The Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and Gossip Girl.
The first ANTM cycle in the Fall will be the series' first All-Star Edition, which will see models from past cycles returning to compete for the Top Model crown. It is not clear whether any previous winners will be back, but only that breakout characters and those with the most memorable stories will return.
Absent from the announcement are mentions of freshman shows Hellcats and Nikita, which leaves both series' futures up in the air for now.
(Source: The CW)