The Tyra Banks Show To End!

Published: Monday 28th Dec 2009 by Sam
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In news which comes very much as a surprise, supermodel-turned talk-show host Tyra Banks has pulled the plug daytime Emmy award-winning ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ after just five seasons.

Banks, 36, made the announcement exclusively to People.com, confirming that the show, most memorable for its ‘weave-exposing, cellulite-revealing and tear-jerking moments’, will cease production at the end of its current season in Spring 2010.

According to People, Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a New York-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen”.

“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.

People.com cites an insider as saying: “Tyra is sad because she’ll be missing so much of the daily connection to her viewers, but excited at the same time to be taking on a new challenge.” With encouragement from filmmaker Tyler Perry and longtime mentor Oprah Winfrey, Banks is “redefining beauty for women in film,” adds the source. “With Oprah’s big announcement this year, I think that gave Tyra the confidence to get out there and follow her longtime dream of film producing.”

Those worried about the future of  America’s Next Top Model need not worry, however. The  show slated to return for its 15th season in February.

“There’s a lot cooking right now and a lot of fire burning in my heart,” Banks writes in an open letter on her Web site. “And I salute you my amazing family of viewers; without you there never would have been a Tyra Show. I really love you all.”

It’s great to see Tyra making strides and further etching her name in the history books. However, I must say I would have much preferred if she pulled the plug on America’s Next Top Model, which has long run its course. Just saying…

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  1. WTF December 28, 2009

    how about she pulled both..hated the trya the show and hate ANTM…both have run thier course and i guess when u dnt pull in the viewers u gotta go before they boot you out…jus saying…

    now wendy has chance??? lol

  2. caroline wilson December 28, 2009

    what? i actuaLLyy liked the show-now with oprah gone couldn’t she had her tme to shine.THE SHOW THAT NEEDS TO END IS AMERICAS NEXT TOP MODEL ON ITS 52ND SEASON! TYRA CAN REDIFINE THE IMAGE OF BEAUTY ON HER SHOW KMT …

  3. The Truth December 28, 2009

    WOW…. very shocked about this one. First Oprah and now her. Basic TV is really about to get boring.

    Damn I miss Jenny Jones, Sallie, Ricki Lake, The Old JERRY Springer

  4. Steffon December 28, 2009

    I didn’t really care for the show too much. Only watched it when a celebrity I like was on it. Oh well. All well that ends well. Now maybe WENDY can stop showing some repeats and get some A LISTERS celebs on her show.

  5. me December 28, 2009

    Why do you want her to pull the plub on ANTM… just don’t watch it

  6. gh_Mikie December 28, 2009

    Thank God!! madam conceited is leaving our screenss…but wait..not forever…she will return soon to toture us with her Narcissism….bwaaahahahahah!!!

  7. Plain&Simpke December 28, 2009

    First Oprah, now Tyra… its just keeps getting better

  8. Pucci December 28, 2009

    i would have to agree, ANTM is just boring now. I stopped watching after season 9 & even then i didn’t watch it as consistently as i use to. The Tyra Show, always got my attention, unfortunatley, i’m always either at work or school when it comes on.

  9. S*** December 28, 2009

    This comes as NO surprise to me, I used to watch her show when it was a go, I even put it ahead of Oprah. I would say on avg there were 3 out of 5 good shows a week but now there are none. This show has become so 1 dimensional lately, all they bring on the show are lame single or married ppl throwing their pity parties, who wants to watch a show about relationships all the time? BORING… The last good topic Ive seen on the Tyra show was about the whole Gay for Pay episode But now tyra has become well, 1 dimensional!- I guess she has run out of topics & lacks appeal & thus her rating are low.

    & dont even get me started on ANTM, The last good season was Cycle 9. Cycles 3, 5 & 9 were the best ones!! The seasons just got worst & worst until now. I think Tyras fault are the girls she keeps picking, Their either ugly, annoying, preppy, boring or lame. I havent even been watching the newest seasons. What are we on cycle 14? Tyra’s star is falling big time, I guess what goes up must come down…

  10. sugar December 28, 2009

    im glad she is leaving never liked the way she interviews people, she wanted to be the next oprah hahaha girl stick to modeling tv is obviously not for you.

  11. trevez December 28, 2009

    I know this heffa ain’t trying to pull a Oprah.

  12. sugar December 28, 2009

    @ Trevez

    she cant pull a oprah she tried but failed HARD. Karma is a b****, I hope americas next top model ends too.

  13. helenadadiva December 28, 2009

    I totally agree with you america’s next top model needs to come to an end ASAP. I don’t even know anyone who watches it anymore.

  14. nik December 28, 2009

    wow. everyone is really hating. will that stop bankable productions? most likely…not. it’s interesting to see how so many people “HATE” her shows and are “SOOO SICK OF ANTM” but took the time to grace the columns of this blog to write so many “encouraging” comments. it’s obvious that no matter what she does, you all will be waiting and watching.

  15. anonymouss December 29, 2009

    SAME. loved her show…always abt fat ppl weird ppl or something stupid like that but she has a lot of presence and her personality always makes watching the show interesting & fun. ANTM on the other hand lost its spark aftre like the 8th season…i cant believe its still going on.

    isnt it funny how tyra always said she wants 2 be like Oprah so now that Oprah is canceling her show Tyra’s copying her and doing the same? what a coincidence!

  16. MORE TRUTH December 30, 2009

    CANT STAND HER ANNOYING EFFING BEEYATCH!!! BESIDES SHE’S LOSING HER LOOKS… NEXT!

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