Disney-ABC Developing New Syndicated Talker With Tyra Banks As Host
Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced today that it has a new new daily lifestyle syndicated talk show in development for 2015 with supermodel, business woman, producer, and media mogul Tyra Banks as host and executive producer. Produced by Disney-ABC’s Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television, the yet-to-be named nationally syndicated show will broadcast from Los Angeles. This marks Banks’ return to daytime television after hosting “The Tyra Banks Show,” which ran for five seasons, first in syndication (2005–2009) followed by a final season on The CW (2009–2010).
“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!”
As the show will be airing in national syndication, it isn’t expected to affect ABC’s “General Hospital,” which was moved from its longtime 3:00 PM EST/2:00 PM PST timeslot in September 2012 to 2:00 PM EST/1:00 PM PST following the syndicated launch of “Katie” in its former time period. “Katie” has since been canceled and will remain on the air in reruns until at least early September 2014, leaving its slot on several ABC stations up for grabs.