The CW Renews America's Next Top Model, Two Other Series

“Booch,” “tooch” and “smize” will remain a part of the pop-cultural lexicon for the forseeable future.

The CW has renewed America’s Next Top Model for a 22nd cycle, the network announced today.

Two other unscripted series — Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion — also scored renewals, the network announced today. TVLine’s 2015 Renewal Scorecard has been updated to reflect the news.

The network did not give specific premiere dates for the shows’ next batches of fresh episodes, but noted they’d all return in 2015.

Launched in 2003 on UPN — which later merged with The WB to become The CW — Top Model has been the network’s main reality staple for a decade. In its most recent outing last Friday — in which the Cycle 21 field was whittled to five contestants — the Tyra Banks-hosted and -created series drew 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 demo rating.

For its last two cycles, Top Model opened the doors to both male and female contestants — commonly referred to by Banks as “boochers” and “toochers.” (“Smizing,” for those of you still flummoxed by the intro to this article, is Tyra-nese for “smiling with your eyes”). The CW noted Cycle 22 will again feature a mix of men and women.

While it’s never produced this generation’s answer to Cindy Crawford or Linda Evangelista, the show has launched several acting careers, including those of Yaya DaCosta (Ugly Betty, Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic), Annaleigh Tipton (Manhattan Love Story) and Eva Marcille (The Young and the Restless, House of Payne), among others.

The CW acquired the original British version of Penn & Teller Fool Us and aired them last summer, and has followed up by ordering 13 more one-hour installments of the magic-driven competition series. Contestants who successfully stump the famous duo with their tricks earn the right to perform in their Las Vegas show.

Masters of Illusion, meanwhile, has also scored a 13-episode Season 2. Hosted by Dean Cain, the series focuses on “great escapes, fascinating sleight-of-hand, and large scale illusions, all in front of a studio audience.”

Which one of The CW’s renewals is most exciting to you? Sound off in the comments!

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  1. Tran says:

    When will ANTM ever going to end? Still can’t stand this Tyra Banks hosted reality competition series. Try not to get mad at me.

  2. James says:

    ANTM should go on as long as Tyra is alive. They should do a season with just men too.

  3. winter says:

    Love Tyra. I hope her show runs for another 22 cycles.

  4. brandydanforth81 says:

    Very happy Top Model is renewed.

  5. Nina says:

    JANE THE VIRGIN!!!!!!!!!

  6. Joe says:

    I stopped watching when they added the guys. Wish they’d go back to the old format.

  7. Lore says:

    Great news, i just wish that they change the format or giving scores, and go back to the old format, and bring Jay Manuel and Nigel

  8. Kristina says:

    Great. More “unscripted” TV shows will continue. Cause there aren’t enough of those hanging around.

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    REIGN!!! PLEASE!!!

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  11. Liz says:

    I think that they should take away the scoring and the social media votes, bring back mr.jay, and nigel. No guys. Oh and I wish they could do another all star cycle or a cycle with all the previous winners and have them battle out to be the top top model! That would be exciting. But I think that they should go back to the way the show was before no need to go crazy. Simple goes a long way!