Tyra Banks gets another shot at hosting
Looks like Tyra Banks is headed back to the small screen.
WJBK reports, "Former supermodel Tyra Banks will lead a new talk show featuring a panel of experts who will talk about fashion, entertainment and other lifestyle topics."
Disney-ABC Domestic Television announced Friday it would be giving 40-year-old Banks another shot in the talk-show world. The nationally syndicated show has yet to be named, but Banks is clearly already excited about it.
She said in a statement obtained by Entertainment Weekly, "The fire to inspire women and help them to blaze new paths fiercely burns inside of me. I'm excited... to usher in a new era of lifestyle, beauty and entertainment that will inspire women to be the CEO of their lives."
And Deadline quotes ABC Disney's president as saying they're just as eager to work with Banks. "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."
Banks' plan for her new talk show sounds pretty similar to what she did the last time she was on the air.
"The Tyra Banks Show" ran for five seasons, airing more than 800 episodes starting in 2005. But despite winning a Daytime Emmy for the show, Warner Brothers canceled it in 2011.
Banks continued to host and produce the hit series "America's Next Top Model," which will reportedly start back up again in August with the second coed cycle of the show.
No word on an exact premiere date for Banks' newest show. But she tweeted Friday it will start sometime in 2015.