The CW bolstered its 2015 programming slate Monday, ordering new seasons of “America’s Next Top Model,” “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and “Masters of Illusion.” All three seasons will air next year, with production and premiere dates to be announced later.
Today’s announcement promises a 22nd cycle of “America’s Next Top Model,” which features aspiring fashion models competing for a career in the modeling industry. Hosted by Tyra Banks, the series’ 21st cycle currently airs at 9 p.m. on Fridays on The CW.
“Penn & Teller: Fool Us” originally aired on Britain’s ITV in 2011, before its cancellation in 2012. Aspiring magicians perform their acts in front of magician-comedian duo Penn & Teller, and if any magician performs a trick which the Vegas headliners cannot explain, the performer receives a trip to Las Vegas to open for Penn & Teller’s show at the Rio Hotel & Casino.
A PAX TV series from 2001-2002 and revived by MyNetworkTV in 2009, “Masters of Illusion” features illusionists and escape artists performing sleight-of-hand, illusions and feats of daring in front of a live studio audience. The series is produced by Associated Television International.