CW close to renewing 'Top Model'

13th cycle would air next fall

It looks like "America's Next Top Model" will be back on the catwalk next season.

The CW is close to renewing the Tyra Banks-hosted reality competition series for a 13th cycle to air next fall.

The news comes on the heels of the CW inking a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution to also air Banks' daytime talker, "The Tyra Banks Show," as an afternoon strip starting next fall.

The Cycle 11 finale of "Top Model" (4.8 million total viewers, 2.3 rating/7 share in adults 18-49), which aired Wednesday, was up 21% from the previous week to a season-high rating and also marked the show's largest audience since last year's finale. The show also ranked first in the 8-9 p.m. hour among adults 18-34 (2.8/9).

Cycle 12 will air in the spring.
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