You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

U.K ‘Model’ on catwalk

10 hourlong episodes planned for first-year run

UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.”

No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive bidding for the remake rights.

The British channel is appointing a production company to make 10 hourlong episodes for its first-year run and the search is already on for a Limey Tyra Banks. (The supermodel created the original U.S. concept and exec produces with Ken Mok.)

Richard Woolfe, LivingTV’s director of programs, said, “Once again LivingTV has demonstrated its knack for picking up American shows that really strike a chord with British viewers.”

“America’s Next Top Model” chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels.

“Top Model” is LivingTV’s third major format deal this year. The channel, which is owned by conglom Flextech, has also retooled NBC U’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” for local consumption and is touching up Disney’s “Extreme Makeover” for airing in February.

More TV

  • Glenn Weiss and Fiancee Jan Celebrate

    Glenn Weiss and Fiancee Jan Celebrate Surprise Emmys Engagement on 'Kimmel'

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • 2 broke girls

    Fox Gives Put Pilot Commitment to Comedy From '2 Broke Girls' Writers

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • Bert and Ernie

    Sesame Workshop Refutes Ex-Writer's Claim That Bert and Ernie Are Gay

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • Julie Chen

    Julie Chen Officially Exits 'The Talk'

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • Paul Reiser Teases Possible 'Mad About

    Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt Are All in for the 'Mad About You' Reboot

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • 'NYPD Blue' at 25: Dennis Franz,

    'NYPD Blue' at 25: Dennis Franz, Amy Brenneman, Gordon Clapp Reflect on Legacy

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Encourages Voting and Volunteering

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus Encourages Voting and Volunteering in New PSA (Watch)

    UPN’s “America’s Next Top Model” is getting a British makeover. The show will be reformatted for LivingTV in the U.K. via an exclusive deal with the show’s distrib, CBS Paramount Intl. TV, and called, not surprisingly, “Britain’s Next Top Model.” No figure was available for the format deal, but there was, per the distrib, competitive […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content