Tyra Banks to end TV talker


After five seasons on the air, Tyra Banks announced Monday that “The Tyra Show” will end after the current season. The daytime talker is distributed by Warner Bros.
“I’ve been loving having fun, coming into your living rooms, bedrooms, hair salons for the past 5 years,” Banks said in a message to her fans posted on her website. But she said it is time to move on to some other projects, although she’s keeping it under her hat just what is ahead.

“As many of you know, several years ago I made the decision to leave modeling – at the height of my modeling career – and although it was the most terrifying move, it was the BEST decision and led to me fulfilling some big lifelong dreams. Now, I’m a bit nervous and excited for my next HUGE steps which will allow me to reach MORE women and young girls to help us all feel as fierce as we truly are!” she said.

Banks emphasized that she will be continuing full speed ahead with “America’s Top Model,” starting its 15th season on The CW (and UPN before that) and continuing her collaboration with Ashton Kutcher on “True Beauty.”

She promises some “new out-of-the-box projects” from her company, Bankable. One thing on the horizon is movie production, with the launch planned soon for Bankable Studios.

“Before I go, I have to pay homage to the ultimate Queen of Talk, Oprah, who made a huge impact on my life by giving me my first shot in daytime TV.  We all know she announced that her last year with her talk show will be in the 2010-2011 season.  We will all miss her show so much.  And to you Oprah:  You have had, and continue to have, such an amazing impact on me.  I salute you,” Banks said in her message announcing the final season of her own talk show.