'Tyra Show' ending run in 2010
Tyra Banks will continue hosting, producing 'Top Model'Another daytime talk show is coming to an end: "The Tyra Banks Show" will wrap its five-year run in the spring.
Warner Bros., which is producing the hourlong talker, confirmed that it will stop producing originals at the end of this season and will air "The Best of 'The Tyra Banks Show'" on the CW next season.
Banks broke the news of the end of her talk show to People magazine, noting that she plans to focus on producing films through her Bankable banner.
"Tyra," from Warner Bros. Domestic TV Distribution and Telepictures Prods., launched as a first-run syndication strip in September 2005. It attracted young viewers and won the Daytime Emmy for best informative talk show for the past two years but couldn't reach the broad appeal of leaders in the field like "The Oprah Winfrey Show" or "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
After airing in syndication for four seasons, "Tyra" switched to the CW last fall.
To cut costs, the show's production schedule also was cut from 34 weeks to 26.
But ultimately, the economics of producing a talk show in the challenging daytime landscape proved prohibitive.
"I'm so proud of the talk show's accomplishments over the past five years and of our two Emmys," Banks said in a statement.
"Tyra" occupies the 3-5 p.m. block on CW, airing a repeat at 3 p.m. followed by an original at 4 p.m. Since the network is returning the 4 p.m. hour to its affiliates next season, "The Best of 'Tyra'" will air at 3 p.m. next fall.
"Tyra" repeats also have been airing in late night on Oxygen, which is committed to carrying the show through the end of this season.
The news comes weeks after Banks' idol, daytime queen Oprah Winfrey, announced she will end her daytime talk show in 2010.
Additionally, another Warner Bros.-produced talker, "The Bonnie Hunt Show," will wrap up production at the end of its current sophomore season.
Banks, who has been under an overreaching overall deal with Warner Bros., said she will continue to produce TV projects, including the veteran CW reality show "America's Next Top Model," which she also hosts, and ABC's "True Beauty."