September 26, 2008

America's Next Top Model Repeats Moving to Oxygen

Cool news for NBC Universal and Oxygen... Reruns of ANTM will move from MTV and start airing on the cable network in January 2009. Here's a clip from the full article from Broadcasting & Cable:

Oxygen acquired the exclusive cable rights to The CW reality-competition series in an agreement with CBS Television Distribution. The deal comprises all episodes including the 11th cycle currently airing on The CW, the show’s 12th cycle now in production and repeat airings of any future cycles beyond.

Created and hosted by model Tyra Banks, America’s Next Top Model premiered in 2003 on UPN.

The show and its track record with female viewers are a snug fit with Oxygen’s programming strategy and targeted young female demographic, the cable network’s executives said. Repeats of the syndicated The Tyra Banks Show air daily on the network, and former Top Model judge Janice Dickinson’s series, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, is now in its fourth season on Oxygen.

Now I have to wonder, will the episodes air on a daily basis during the week, or will Oxygen string them all together in one afternoon? I'm torn on the decision! Although I wouldn't mind having a nightly dose of ANTM, I do enjoy getting sucked into the marathons whenever they randomly appear on my TV.

Man, I have a hard life.

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