I wasn't sure we would ever see this day. America's Next Top Model will crown its Cycle 23 winner during its brand-new episode on Wednesday, March 8 at 10 p.m. ET. When a show is around for that long, you expect it to last forever, but that wasn't the case when The CW cancelled ANTM after 22 seasons on the air in October 2015. But the thing about ANTM is that it always comes back more fabulous than ever, and that's exactly what happened when it was announced that VH1 had picked up the competition for Cycle 23, which premiered last December. So now that the series has had a successful first season on VH1, can we expect America's Next Top Model to return for Cycle 24?
As you can see, nothing is guaranteed when it comes to ANTM these days. VH1 has made no official announcement regarding more ANTM on the network in the future. However, something that makes me optimistic about the chances of ANTM serving up more cycles in the future is that it appears that casting for Cycle 24 has already been underway for some time, according to a couple of posts on the Instagram profile of Michelle Mock, ANTM's supervising casting director, posted in January.
When we'll actually see Cycle 24 premiere on our TV screens if, in fact, it does get the greenlight is still a bit of a mystery that we'll probably only find out the answer to when VH1 officially announces the new season. It could very well follow in the footsteps of Cycle 23 and premiere in December 2017, or bow at a completely different time of the year since past seasons of ANTM have been known to drop in the winter, spring, summer, and fall.
To be honest, I just want more ANTM in my life. Although, as a longtime ANTM fan, I feel it is my duty to point out a few things that I think this reality show could improve upon if it does return for Cycle 24.