Supermodel, producer, and media mogul Tyra Banks will host and executive produce a new daily lifestyle talk show beginning in 2015, it was announced today by Disney-ABC.
Tyra will lead a team of lifestyle experts on a wide-range of topics, incorporating Tyra's social media reach of more than 28 million followers across all platforms, as well as her digitally connected co-hosts, offering a true cross-platform experience. The yet-to-be named nationally syndicated show will broadcast from Los Angeles. It will be produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions with Tyra Banks as executive producer, and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
Tyra and her team will provide "innovative, informative, and accessible" content for her audience. From fashion and beauty, to home and entertaining, to empowerment and individual enterprise, the show will motivate viewers to improve and enhance their lives by providing guidance.
Tyra will also welcome celebrities, internet influencers, experts and everyday people to share their own knowledge across a wide-range of topics that are important to the daytime audience.
“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 to the syndication marketplace,” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
"Tyra is truly unique in that she is both aspirational and extremely relatable to women of all ages," added Lisa Hackner, executive vice president, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group. “With an extraordinary social media following and legions of fans built over her years on television, Tyra is more relevant than ever. She is the ideal personality to infuse lifestyle content with fresh energy, humor, and the practical information the daytime audience craves.”
“The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me,” commented Tyra. “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!”
This will be Ms Banks' second round as a daytime talk show host. Previously, there was The Tyra Show, which ran for five seasons from 2005-2010.
She joins an already crowded talk show space that's loaded with African American hosts, from the recently-announced The Keke Palmer Project, to The Wendy Williams Show, The Queen Latifah Show, The Steve Harvey Show, new series, The Real (hosted by Tamera Mowry-Housley, Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon, and Jeannie Mai,), Exhale with Angela Burt-Murray, Erin Jackson, Issa Rae, Malinda Williams and Rene Syler all hosting, and one or two more.