Tyra Banks Returning to Daytime with New Talk Show
According to Entertainment Weekly, Tyra Banks is getting back into the daytime game with a new series. The producer, model and TV personality will executive produce and host a new lifestyle show that launches next year.
The as-yet-untitled series will feature Banks leading a team of lifestyle experts on a wide range of topics. “The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me,” Banks said in a statement. “I’m excited to be partnering with Disney-ABC to usher in a new era of lifestyle, beauty and entertainment that will inspire women to be the CEO of their lives via honesty, humor and the newest tips and tricks without being intimidating or precious. To my fierce fam of future viewers: I can’t wait to shake up daytime TV together. I have a lot of information to give and still lots to learn. Let’s do it!”
The show promises to take on topics such as fashion, beauty, entertaining and individual enterprise. Banks will also welcome celebrities, “internet influencers,” experts and everyday people to share their own knowledge across various topics. The show will air from Los Angeles and will be produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions along with Banks, and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. “With an extraordinary social media following and legions of fans built over her years on television, Tyra is more relevant than ever,” said Lisa Hackner, executive vp of daytime and syndicated programming, ABC Entertainment Group. “She is the ideal personality to infuse lifestyle content with fresh energy, humor, and the practical information the daytime audience craves.”
This marks Banks’ second daytime talk show series following The Tyra Banks Show, which ran from 2005-10. In addition, the former Victoria Secret angel has produced and hosted one of the longest-running reality shows on broadcast television with The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, which has aired 238 episodes and inspired 26 international versions.
Sidebar: She's baaaack! The first talk show I ever worked on in LA was on The Tyra Banks Show. I actually worked on the episode (below) that won the Tyra Banks Show it's very first Emmy award. Check out that episode below plus a pic with me and Tyra below.