"America's Next Top Model" will be back on The CW earlier than expected in a new time slot, the network announced Wednesday.

The 21st edition of "Model" will debut at 9 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, and remain in the time slot for six weeks. The show originally was going to start Friday, Aug. 22.

Repeats of the Monday episodes will play at 9 p.m. Fridays. On Oct. 3, new episodes of "Model" will start at 9 p.m. Fridays.

The latest edition, hosted by Tyra Banks, will be another "Guys and Girls" setup, with seven men and seven women competing for the title.

The CW schedule for Aug. 18 through Sept. 26:

Mondays

8 p.m.: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (new episode)

8:30 p.m.: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (repeat)

9 p.m.: "America's Next Top Model"

Fridays

8 p.m.: "Masters of Illusion"

8:30 p.m.: "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" (repeat)

9 p.m.: "America's Next Top Model" (repeat)

"Masters of Illusion," hosted by actor Dean Cain, is a magic show with performances by illusionists and escape artists. It debuts Aug. 1.

"The Originals" has its season premiere at 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. "Jane the Virgin," a new comedy-drama, debuts at 9 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13.