CW close to renewing "Top Model"
By Kimberly Nordyke
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - 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 in fall 2009.
The news comes on the heels of the CW inking a deal with Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution to air Banks' daytime talk show, "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 percent 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 of "Top Model" will air in the spring.
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