CW's long-running reality TV show America's Next Top Model will come to an end after 22 seasons and nearly 300 episodes.

The series host, former supermodel Tyra Banks announced the show's cancellation on Instagram.com Wednesday.

"TYRA MAIL! Thinking #ANTM #cycle22 should be our last cycle. Yeah, I truly believe it's time," Tyra wrote in the caption under an image of the number 22.

She added:

"Yeah, it's time. It really is. Wow, I am SO proud of what Top Model has done. #ANTM brought the intimidating modeling world to the masses. We were the first reality show based in the fashion world. I never thought my little idea would have people everywhere thinking differently about how they take photos. And I never thought we'd do 22 cycles. Whoa! So many!!! And what rhymes with 22? You. And you and you and you and you! YOU made Top Model what it is."

The popular series began its storied run on May 20, 2003 on UPN, which eventually merged with The WB to create CW Network.

The final episode airs on Dec. 4, on Tyra's 42nd birthday.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I didn't knoe it was still on

  • lil goodie

    Me either...never watched it after Eva..

  • zeta4life

    *STROLLING IN THE BLOG*.......HEY MS. SANDRA AND ROSAYS.....I MISS YA'LL SO MERCH...
    *in my Sophia voice*......I don't know ya'll no mo'.....(holds myself and rock back and forth)

  • zeta4life

    HEY NAH!!!!!

  • zeta4life

    *sanging LOUD*
    SMOKIN ON HAAYY!!!
    (in da milla' of da blooogg!!!)

  • zeta4life

    *nah see, I ain't had time to play but for a few minutes....and I got to step out for a minute....make me sick....TUH!!!!

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    (puts morning Mella Yella down,hollin like ceily at the end of the movie when she saw her chirren) HAAAAAAAAY MZ.ZETA!!!!!!

  • Jusstlookn2

    You Been gone tew long. Iono you. Syke...come here so I hug and kiss ya. Can't stay, but I missed ya.

  • zeta4life

    BTP!!!!!! said like Nettie.....how r u....I know yo damn pee is gold now since I been gone...*mushes u in your forehead*...*hug*

  • MissyJ

    I stopped watching back when Caradee won... and there was that old lady that was mean to errybody but this was her last chance.. can't remember her name... they did a crumping photo shoot that season tho....

  • zeta4life

    * comes to u in slow motion*....I miss u all too....LIFE AIN'T BEEN NO CRYSTAL STAIRCASE FOR ME THIS MONTH OR NEXT MONTH AT THIS VA!!!!!

  • zeta4life

    MIIIIIISSSSSSYYYYY!!!!! hey dere,,,,

  • abby-o

    This is like 7 yrs too late

  • zeta4life

    WELL DAMN!!!!...LOL!!!! Good morning to u sunshine... but I agree...I thought the mess had been gone

  • The Mrs.

    But did anyone see Beverly Johnson's interview on sway in the morning? She said that she was the one who came up with the idea for ANTM. She said she was dating Benny Medina who is or was Tyra's manager. I wonder if Tyra knows that...

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Zeta!!!!! *kisses u * Where the hell u been!!! U supposed to speak to me at least once a week lol

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    First it's Bill now Tyra stole your idea shut the fawk up beverly and go do sunthing with yo self

  • zeta4life

    girl!!! getting ready to ride out....breast cancer awareness month is a monster....I have so many speaking engagements...and outreach activities during this month...but after Veterans Day next month...I will be able to get a breather...I miss ya'll too....*kiss u on both cheeks*....

  • zeta4life

    *why must I cry!!!!!!! BOL!!!! (all in the elevator)

  • Buttercup

    I'm sure she didn't expect it to last 22 cycles when the show premiered. Well done, Tyra.

  • zeta4life

    SEE U GUYS LATER....AND ALL WHO COMES AFTER....HAVE A GREAT DAY... LOVE YA'LL

  • zeta4life

    *BUTTER BOOTIE!!!! *gives u a quick kiss*

  • Buttercup

    Smoooooches!!! <3

  • FuggFolks2015

    Damn sorry I missed ya

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Good job, Tyra! In its prime, this was a great show! I used to love the creative photo shoots.

  • MissyJ

    Blah blah blah......

  • iWasteTime

    Hey boo! I missed ya

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses!

  • MsVAllDay

    Mertin Roses!!! I used to love this show when it first came on. Now I can't tell you the last time I watched an episode. Didn't realize it was still coming on television.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    She really may have given Benny the idea, but 12 yrs later it just sounds like sour grapes. Save it for your memoirs, dear. And what happened to her own reality show she had with her daughter?

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    That's so exciting I know your testimony is helping a lot of ppl. I believe u have a lot of wisdom to share. Smooches dear

  • http://batman-news.com Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Stopped watching a while back. It got boring, but it had a good run.

  • The Mrs.

    What does that mean?

  • The Mrs.

    Lol! You're right!

  • FuggFolks2015

    This show used to be Dub20 and my 26 yo niece shat! I'm talking not missing nah episode. If my niece had cheerleading practice that ran late, she used to tape it and they would watch it the next day after school when I picked em up. Good times man.

    Show been ran it's course tho.

  • Just Keya

    Good Morning Roses

  • Yoni

    I use to be a FAITHFUL watcher 12 to 16 seasons ago. I didn't even know it still came on until I hit the wrong keys on the remote one day. I tried to watch it this season. I didn't get through two episodes.

  • Just Keya

    See no. Don't bring that show up! PLEASE. The daughter and her husband used to irk the hell out of my damn nerves. Just disrespectful.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Good for Tyra! The last season I recall watching was with that crazy girl Jade. The first season was the best season hands down.

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Boo

  • Yoni

    Caridee with that exponent tooth they had to pull out her mouth? Now she does commercials for psoraisis, I think. How Sway?

  • Yoni

    Why didn't her talk show last?

  • FuggFolks2015

    Last night Dub20 was like it still comes ON? ? Reason her and DubNiece stopped watching it was bc they couldn't keep up with what night it came on. Or time. That show stayed bouncing days and between the 8 pm and 9 pm time slot.

  • FuggFolks2015

    Hey honey!

  • Just Keya

    My momma used to watch that one heavy...I wonder if she still does....humm

  • MissyJ

    ........................ to Beverly...

  • MissyJ

    Jade! Ack thank you.. thats who I was thinking of in my comment below *blows kisses*

  • Yoni

    I remember that episode in that still shot. She was hollin' at the black girl Tiffany, who had a son. I would love to see her now. That weave they put in her hair was nice. But after a while it started looking like tumbleweed, LITERALLY! Weave look like it had dead leaves, dried elbow macaroni and bread twist ties n'chit in it. Tyra know she was wrong for putting that $2.99 a bundle bin hair in her head.

  • Junkanoo

    Stopped watching years ago.....Over the years the age difference between the models an myself started to bother me

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Had no idea this was still on chile

  • Yoni

    .....and channa's. LOL

  • The Mrs.

    Lol! I missed it!

  • The Mrs.

    Lol! Right!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I tried out for 2 of the season when it first started ... had no idea this shyt was still on

  • Lenina Just Lenina

    More than likely because no one was watching that like no ones watching this...talk shows seem harder to maintain an audience than a prime time show

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Morning <3

  • ShadeMstr

    I used to luv this show season 1,3,3 buy after the Adian girl won, I was done. She sounded Like she had a pack of franks on her mouth.. All the time

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Bout sick of that Bytch .... she needs to have a damn seat !

  • Yoni

    Tyra Lynn B. - how sweet a name that is. :wink:

  • ShadeMstr

    She was boring and came across fake, tried to hard.

  • Just Keya

    I was done with Miss Trinidad, when she had that show on OWN...it just confirmed that everyone and the family does NOT need to be on tv. ugh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile dude looks a crispy mess up yonder ... damn

  • Yoni

    I use to watch it.......until she started having DUMB sh!t on it like......"bishes who didn't wash their pannies". LITERALLY that was one of her guest on her show. #cancel

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Hey hun <3 Bye hun <3

  • Just Keya

    So he looks like he always does? :kona: lol lol

  • Buttercup

    She should've had Patti Labelle on more often. She thoroughly entertained me when she was on there.

  • Yoni

    Her topics were immature.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    She ain't shyt .... isn't she one of the accusers ???? Chile ...

  • Just Keya

    Excuse me? Say what? WHO don't wash their panties?! EWWWWWWWWW

  • Yoni

    I luh Patty. You luh Patty? I'm frans witchu. LOL

  • Just Keya

    Yuppers. Chile boo and bye.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Tuh ...... Exactly

  • Yoni

    A guest that Tyra had on her show once. A sprite. THAT was the last show I remember watching. THAT was the lasting impression of her talk show that she left on me.

  • FuggFolks2015

    I thought that was just here in our market. But yes. That too. Lol.

    ANTM started off on Tuesday at 8. I remember it vividly. Then after 2 seasons Thursday at 9. Next season something else etc.They run good shows down with that chit

  • Yoni

    Just slow talking backwoods for no reason. She sounded like she was drugged.

  • Just Keya

    But ....why? Why would that be a guest on your show? And why won't she wash them?

  • Just Keya

    Her and her daughter have problems, it's sad...I don't believe her about Bill either.

  • Yoni

    IDK. Shock value? Ratings? Nasty. LOL

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! Like Amazing Race and Survivor. Who watches TV on Friday nights? LOL

  • Just Keya

    Just nasty. No thanks.

  • Buttercup

    Lawd, I've been calling her Jael for 10 years.

  • Just Keya

    No one does that since that great Friday night line up went off years ago. It was Boy meets world, Family Matters....I forgot what other show and then 20/20

  • Jen_n_juice

    Heyyyyyy soror! *hug*

  • Yoni

    Yaaassss!!!! #goodoleTVwatchingdays

    Now we got "Bring It". LOL

  • Queen Negus

    Good Morning Sandra and Roses?
    I must be dreaming Auntie has 2 new posts. Off to read

  • Jen_n_juice

    Morning Roses! Congrats on 22 seasons Tyra most shows don't make it past 2 seasons these days

  • Just Keya

    yup...and why is the old team captain getting so big?! I do like that show. I don't like the other dance show with the chick from Miami...with the multi colored box? Her.

  • Buttercup

    Morning. Happy Friday's Eve!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Jade was insane yet likeable ?

  • harley_quinn2.0

    There was a contestant named Jael. She was on Dr. Phil I believe she has a meth addiction.

  • BLOODBLOOD

    About #amn time!!!

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Morning??

  • harley_quinn2.0

    So sad. Here's Jael

  • Chitsngiggles

    It got wack once she brought men to the show. She should have had seperate shows. Men and women shouldn't be competing with each other IMO

    The show has ran its course.

  • BRING THE PAYNE
  • Lenina Just Lenina

    Wait, ???....saywhetnah...

  • WHITTYwithWORDS

    I don't get, Her post states she is ending it...sew was is canceled or did she stop it..Either way great run!

  • sunni_daze

    She had a good run.

  • Mel

    It had it's run I love Tyra still even tho the show ain't do nun for them winners

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Good for her.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ-phi!

  • Buttercup

    Oh mylanta! That's doesn't even look like the same person. SEW sad!

  • Buttercup

    LOL. YAAAAS! I <3 the perfecter of shade. The look she gave that woman when the woman insinuated that Patti would eat the paper on the cupcake. I died a million deaths.

  • Wildcat34

    Loving that cut on Tyra!

  • 1/8

    Good riddance. I can't stand Tyra Banks. Hopefully, her mind-numbingly boring talk show will be canceled next.

  • Yoni

    GIRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLL!!!!!!! She KEPT shading that bish! LMAO

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Haven't watched since Eva won. She did last longer than others. Morning beautiful peeps.

  • Yoni

    I LOVE that Miami team. When they were on Bring It, they gave the dancing dolls a RUN for their money. I became a fan.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Never liked tyra. Always seemed faked to me. I'll never forget that time Naomi Campbell shaded her ass on tyra's talk show.lol. #epic

  • VDot

    Because she did dumb stuff like show her real hair....by coming out with it dripping wet. Just dumb.

  • LeBrick James

    Still got a $90 million net worth. She aint crying.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I remember that I was going to boycott the show if Eva the Diva didn't win ???
    #goodtimes

  • rayne215

    How many successes? 5 tops?

  • Yoni

    See. Who does that? Not Oprah or Maury. LOL

  • Dee

    One of my favorite guilty pleasures. She had a nice run I will miss the show. Her new daytime show is whack! ?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    I stopped watching this years ago...it used to be fun. Not sure how its last seasons were, but it's about damn time! No need for real models anymore. Just use Instagram ???

  • Dee

    After all of these years, why say it now? BJ is always jumping on a bandwagon, otherwise she would be forgotten.

  • Sexy CJ

    CW’s long-running reality TV show America’s Next Top Model will come to an end after 22 seasons and nearly 300 episodes; the final episode airs on Dec. 4, on Tyra’s 42nd birthday........

  • Dee

    That show was so horrible, I don't think they made it to the end of the season. I stopped watching after the first episode because it was so silly.

  • Dee

    No need to watch when we have a DVR.

  • MookieFly

    Finally. That show was practically dead years ago. I'm pretty sure Tyra made a buttload of money off it.

  • Dee

    Lord Jesus! !! I saw that. She was messed up on the show. One female contestant from last cycle was murdered earlier this year.

  • Zettai

    They killed the show when she fired everybody, added a social media judge and another judge who was just some guy Tyra was screwing, then killed it more with the animated pictures and tech aspect and the guys/girls dynamic because frankly you can't judge male and female models the same. If nothing else they should have continued on the All Star vein, or, like the USA vs UK vein and kept doing it with other countries.

    Oh well I was done after All Stars anyway, and pretend the Petite season never happened.

  • Zettai

    No Joanie had the tooth

  • Zettai

    Jade, full of shade! She was a real beeeeyotch

  • tynamight

    I didn't know it was still on. *welp*

  • Zettai

    LOL!

  • Zettai

    I heard she just got off heroin before the show. That's why I think that "food poisoning" she got was withdrawal

  • Yoni

    True.

  • Yoni

    Look at you all knowing n'chit. LOL

  • Yoni

    Not me. I'm a basic (cable) bish. LOL #nobellsandwhistles

  • nekkkyj

    Didn't know it still came on

  • T’acheItEzee15

    I guess I am the only one to still watch the show. It used to come on Wednesdays and has recently switched to Friday so I now have to DVR. Mirjana Puhar from last season was murdered in NC last February.

  • Fendi

    Bye! I was always under the false impression that ANTM existed to afford opportunities to young, up-and-coming models of color, so they could gain exposure in an industry that usually ignores them. I'm certain I got that impression from Tyra Banks' press junkets. The reason ANTM had such a high volume of Black viewers is we expected to see people gain access to the modeling industry via Tyra. If she didn't do the complete opposite of what she stated she was doing... Tyra guided those white contestants and lowered the boom on the Black contestants worse than the industry ever would have. Good riddance to Tyra and her tired show.

  • fresnostateofmind

    Who pissed in your cereal?

  • Yardgirl

    Naw I still watch too. It's not great, but it is better than most of the so call unreal "reality" shows! Tuh! I was shocked but not surprised about Mirjana :-( She was a wanna be bad-ass. Tragic.

  • LeBrick James

    or a boatload.

  • Zettai

    LOL I loved the early seasons before Tyra started going ham

  • 1/8

    No one... I simply dislike Tyra Banks. I think TV land would be a much nicer place without her. ?

  • Yoni

    Right.

  • Almond Joy

    Who still watch this show

  • Sincerity7

    I'm watching it this season but won't miss it when it's gone.

  • stanley

    I stopped watching in like 2007 lol...

  • Blaisefiyah

    Why did they wait so long to cancel. I mean who still watches this show?? Really??