America's Next Top Model, often abbreviated as ANTM or Top Model, is a reality television series in which a number of women compete for the title of America's Next Top Model and a chance to start their career in the modeling industry. It was created by talk-show host and model Tyra Banks, who also serves as the host, head judge, and executive producer. She co-produces the show with Ken Mok and Anthony Dominici. Banks also performs the opening theme, which is produced by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins.
The first "cycle" premiered on May 20, 2003 on UPN and became one of the network's highest-rated shows. The series moved to UPN's succeeding network, The CW, for the seventh cycle, and is currently the network's highest rated series. Advertisers pay $61,315 per 30-second slot during the 2011–12 television season, the highest of any series on The CW. On October 16, 2012, The CW renewed the show for a 20th season, which will premiere in summer 2013 and will feature female and male contestants for the first time. The show is now in an HDTV format.
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