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Tyra Banks Enters Scripted TV World w/ Series Based On Her Youth Titled 'Fivehead' For ABC

by Courtney
October 13, 2012 11:11 AM
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Tyra Banks

Given all the jokes you've heard (and no doubt she's heard) about the size of her forehead, it maybe should be no surprise that Tyra Banks would create a scripted TV series based on her life titled Fivehead.

Initially, upon reading the news, I thought it was a joke. But it's not.

The America’s Next Top Model executive producer and star will enter the world of scripted TV with a comedy series for ABC, titled Fivehead, which will be based on her teen years.

Kenya Barris (Are We There Yet?, Soul Food, Girlfriends, The Game) will co-create and co-exec produce the series with Banks (he also co-created ANTM).

Here's how Deadline describes it:

... Chronicles the impressionable teenage years of Banks in the halls of her high school and at home, focusing on her family and the long journey that took Banks from awkward teen to one of the world’s most recognizable supermodels. “In high school, if you have glasses, you’re a ‘four eyes’, if you have braces, you’re a ‘metal mouth’ but if you had my forehead? You’re a FIVEHEAD,” said Banks.

Barris, who's known Banks since childhood, will write the script.

"To be able to witness her career was wild, but to be able to watch Tyra grow up was nothing short of nutty... I am blown away by the opportunity to tell not just a great story but a story that I remember so fondly," Barris said.

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  • ALM | October 14, 2012 6:25 PMReply

    I like the fact that she keeps a positive, upbeat attitude about the digs on her looks. She can be extra at times, but overall she provides a good business role model to young women.....Building her "Bankable Entertainment" brand, completing Harvard's business program, etc.......

  • K | October 13, 2012 3:39 PMReply

    The show feels like maybe it belongs on Abc Family. Right next to Bunheads. Come on. Bunheads. Then Fivehead. Perfect.

  • Akimbo | October 17, 2012 9:26 PM

    I was thinking the same thing about ABC Family.

  • Bohemian princess | October 13, 2012 12:38 PMReply

    Tyra grates my last nerve when she launches into her diatribe of being a 17 year old model in Paris (for those of you that have watched ANTM you know of what I speak) or being accepted to five colleges or her new thing "graduating" from Harvard Business Personal feelings aside I certainly respect her hustle. This is a good look. Hopefully it's executed better than ANTM.

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