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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Tyra Banks returning to talk television in 2015; trying a second time to do her own daytime talk show.


Model Tyra Banks is returning to talk television in 2015 and will be trying for a second time to host a television talk show after her first try with The Tyra Banks Show was cancelled after five years.

The Tyra Banks Show was broadcast in South Africa on SABC3 and now the model will try to return to the format. She continues to be the host and a judge on the reality show America's Next Top Model which has completed "21 cycles".

Where the first Tyra Banks Show was done from New York, Tyra Banks' new show will be done and produced from Los Angeles. Where the first show focused heavily on young women's issues, the new show will see Tyra Banks lead a panel of "lifestyle experts".

The as yet untitled new talk show will now tackle topics from beauty to fashion, home and entertaining, to female empowerment and will be done by Disney and produced by Summerdale Productions with Tyra Banks as executive producer. The first talk show was from Telepictures.

"Tyra is an enormous and vibrant talent with widespread appeal and we're eager to introduce her new lifestyle show that will incorporate her personal message of self-confidence," says Disney in a statement announcing Tyra Banks' new talk show.

"Tyra is truly unique in that she is both aspirational and extremely relatable to women of all ages," saying that Tyra is "more relevant than ever".

"The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me," says Tyra Banks in the statement. "I'm excited 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".

"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!"