Last season of "America's Next Top Model" was the first without creator and host Tyra Banks at the helm, and while the show was still entertaining, it just didn't have quite the same magic as earlier cycles. Thank the fashion gods, then, that Banks had a change of heart, and decided to resume hosting duties for the upcoming 24th installment. Now, the first teaser for the new batch of episodes puts Tyra back in the spotlight where she belongs.
The short clip features the supermodel strutting her stuff, working her angles, and smizing up a storm. The tagline declares, "The boss is back."
"Did you miss me?" Tyra asks in the clip. Um, yes. Yes we did.
We're curious if last season's "Business, Brand, Boss" theme -- hammered hard in every episode by fill-in host Rita Ora -- will continue, though the promo's use of the word "boss" suggests that it will play at least a small part. Or maybe the show is just trolling Rita.
According to Entertainment Weekly, judges Ashley Graham, Law Roach, and Drew Elliot -- who made their "ANTM" debut when the show moved to VH1 last season -- are all returning for cycle 24. The new season will mark the first time that models of all ages will be invited to compete.
No premiere date has been set yet, though "ANTM" is slated to return at the beginning of 2018. We can't wait.