Tyra Banks to End Talk Show in 2010


Tyra Banks has decided to end her daytime talk show at the end of this season and focus on producing films, according to People.

Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen,” says an industry insider.

“My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks says.

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  1. Avatar of josser
    josser

    If her show is making money, isn’t a talk show a cash cow? Could Tyra do both have a talk show and run a film/TV production company like Oprah?

    My sympathies to Tyra Show’s employees who are going to love their jobs.

  2. Avatar of GossipGirl
    GossipGirl
    “My next huge steps will allow me to reach more women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are,” Banks says.
     

    I don’t get it. Does “fierce” mean “self-absorbed”?

    The Soup has probably lost a good 40% of their material. At least they still have Wendy Williams.

  3. Avatar of Grimm
    Grimm

     A surprising move considering there was speculation that Tyra’s master plan was to start out the show in Ricki Lake fashion (seemingly shallow girlfriend tone) and gradually transition to more serious in tone.  This was suggested as Bank’s way to position herself to fill the void left when Oprah eventually departed the air.
    With the end of the Oprah show announced, the path seems open for Tyra to take her show to a different level.

    Does that leave Ellen as the unchallenged queen of daytime talk?  There’s always The View as a contender I suppose…

  4. Avatar of TV Gord
    TV Gord

    Don’t kid yourselves, folks. This is not Tyra’s decision. This is the same sort of face-saving out Star Jones would have taken, if she had kept her mouth shut and gone along with it. Tyra’s ratings sucked, and now she’s gone, plain and simple.

    It’s too bad Bonnie Hunt is going, in my opinion, but her ratings suck, too. That’s all it’s about. I hope Drs. Phil and Oz aren’t spending their money lavishly, either, because as soon as Oprah’s not around to prop them up, they’ll collapse, too.

    In my opinion, syndication is entering the same uncertain future that soaps have been in for years. In two years, the daytime landscape will be unrecognizable.

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