To boost exposure for its new series High Society and Fly Girls, the CW has announced that cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model will premiere with a 90-minute episode on March 10-- instead of March 3, as previously announced.
America's Next Top Model will air from 8pm to 9:30pm, and High Society will debut in the 9:30-10:00pm timeslot.
The same schedule will air on Wednesday, March 17, with another 90-minute episode of America's Next Top Model, followed by episode two of High Society.
On Wednesday, March 24, America's Next Top Model will scale back to 1-hour episodes, and the 9-10pm slots will be taken up by High Society at 9-9:30pm, and another new series, Fly Girls, at 9:30-10pm.
Do the math, and America's Next Top Model fans need not fret about missing any of their model moments: the seasons typically kick off with a 2-hour premiere and then move to 1-hour episodes. Which means this cycle's first two episodes will still contain the standard three hours of ANTM madness--it will be just a bit delayed, is all.
High Society follows celebutante Tinsley Mortimer, New York's most talked-about "Park Avenue Princess," as she and her circle of tabloid-staple friends circulate within New York's most prestigious black-tie affairs, outrageous parties and fashion exclusives, with never-before-seen access from behind the velvet rope.
(Think the cash of The Hills meets the claws-out, crazed drama of a Real Housewives series.)
Fly Girls is another reality-based program, following five gorgeous Virgin America flight attendants as they jet from one glamorous location to the next, including Las Vegas, South Beach and New York City, while pursuing good times, great parties, adventure and love.
(Think The Girls Next Door with a dash of Bad Girls Club--but more like "The Mile High Bad Girls Club.")