According to The Hollywood Reporter, UPN announced the renewal of its reigning hit, America's Next Top Model, for seventh and eighth cycles at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Thursday. Dawn Ostroff, president of UPN, also declared her satisfaction with the ratings performances of Everybody Hates Chris and Veronica Mars, particularly among the young female audience the network targets.

"As you can see, we have come along way, especially in the amount of original programming on our air," Ostroff said.

Model, which returns for its sixth cycle in March, isn't expected to undergo any significant changes, just "another season of high fashion and high drama", according to Ostroff, who expects to continue double-pumping the series in repeat mode on Tuesdays for the foreseeable future.