Tyra Banks to Host Daytime Talk Show for Disney-ABC

The syndicated show will launch in 2015, featuring the model-producer leading a team of lifestyle experts.
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Tyra Banks is returning to daytime.

The model-producer has inked a deal to host and executive produce a new syndicated daily lifestyle show for Disney-ABC starting in 2015, the company announced Friday.

The untitled show will feature Banks leading a team of lifestyle experts and covering a range of topics from fashion and beauty to home and entertainment as well as empowerment and individual enterprise. A stated goal is to help motivate viewers to improve and enhance their lives by providing cutting-edge guidance. The series will feature celebrity interviews, Internet influencers, experts and everyday people sharing a knowledge of topics key to the daytime audience.

"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 of Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Banks will host and executive produce the series alongside Disney-ABC's Summerdale Productions. The show will be broadcast form Los Angeles and distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

"The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me,” Banks said. “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!"

For Banks, the series marks her second stint on daytime. The America's Next Top Model producer, host and judge previously oversaw The Tyra Show. Distributed by Warner Bros. Television Distribution and from Telepictures Productions, Tyra ran for five seasons and more than 800 episodes from 2005-2010.

Banks joins a crowded field of daytime syndicated talk shows that recently saw Katie, Bethenny, Trisha and The Test canceled.

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