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Tyra Banks leaving talk show world before Oprah

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Tyra Banks is quitting her talk show this spring after five years.

Oprah Winfrey a few weeks ago announced the end of her show, but she isn’t leaving until 2011.

Banks broke the news to people.com.

Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. “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.

Banks’ show has done well among younger viewers but is far behind the likes of “Dr. Phil” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in overall ratings. Locally, she airs at 3 and 4 p.m. on the CW affiliate WUPN-TV. She is typically far behind “Oprah,” “Judge Judy,” “Springer” and “Ellen” in the ratings in Atlanta.

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Right now, the CW’s ‘America’s Next Top Model,” hosted by Banks, remains. The 14th season starts in February. The show, which airs twice a year, has seen some ratings erosion but is still a popular show on the network, averaging between 3.5 to 4 million viewers a week.

The saddest person will be Joel McHale, host of E!’s “The Soup.” He has mocked Banks’ self-absorbed ways for years on the show.

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38 comments Add your comment

shay

December 28th, 2009
11:36 am

I think Top Model has run its course too!! The models aren’t even attractive anymore. Seems like the judges are making their choices based on which model they can get the most ratings for.

WOWsers

December 28th, 2009
11:52 am

Joel McHale did more for her show than she ever did. She is quite possibly the MOST annoying person on television.

thank you

December 28th, 2009
12:47 pm

This is long overdue. I agree w/Shay. Both shows have run their course.

war eagle

December 28th, 2009
1:09 pm

Don’t need Oprah, don’t need Tyra and Ellen is next. Hope the view eventually goes away. Women yapping about their own issues is not entertaining and most people are looking for a job and not watching tv any more. Plus, most know the talk shows are baloney any way and the hosts are phony. Just look at Oprah. When she only had Black candidates on her show and came out yelling free at last after Barack was elected, the people left in MASSES.

Stephen

December 28th, 2009
1:26 pm

Correction: America’s Next Top Model, the highest-rated show on the CW, just wrapped on its 14th cycle, which will air in February.

Rodney Ho

December 28th, 2009
1:30 pm

Stephen- ANTP is no longer the highest rated show on the CW if you look at first-run airings only. “The Vampire Diaries” pulls in bigger numbers among first-run shows. And sorry. I picked up the 15th cycle from a wire story. Yes, it is the 14th. I will correct thaqt.

Stephen

December 28th, 2009
1:47 pm

I’ll accept that. At the time I was working on production, but since then The Vampire Diaries has aired. At least it’s filmed in Georgia!

omanow

December 28th, 2009
1:59 pm

I liked Tyra, just never had much time to watch any talk shows. I think she’s going to go on to bigger and better things and wish her well. Joel McHale, although funny at times, is just an insect for Tyra to step on. One day they’ll come face to face and Tyra will just laugh at him.

sean

December 28th, 2009
2:01 pm

Thank goodness she is doing this. Her show had no substance…..i think she shold stick to roles where she could be seen and not heard.

Me

December 28th, 2009
2:21 pm

Oprah did not have *any* presidential or vice presidential candidates on her show during campaign season. As she stated several times, it was clear who she was supporting so she didn’t want to pretend. Yes, she was supportive of Obama – she, among many others, encouraged him to run for the presidency. If she wanted to support a candidate just because they were Black, she would have been stumping for Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton when they were running. Why is it impossible for people to believe that a Black citizen can choose to support a Black candidate for reasons other than ethnicity?

Get over it! He won! And he could not have done it solely on the Black vote.

Also for the record, as someone who actually watches Oprah’s show regularly and isn’t just guessing based on rumor and conjecture, she had Sarah Palin on her show right before her book was released. The episode reaired last week. In my opinion, Oprah was too soft on Palin. Watch the episode for yourself, then express your opinion.

PR

December 28th, 2009
2:29 pm

Good riddance…Tyra is just another obnoxious big-mouth wanna-bee.

hoodtechie

December 28th, 2009
2:41 pm

me you are so ignorant,i bet your’e one of those leeches that depend on the goverment from cradle to grave.if you have time to watch oparh you more than likely don’t have a job.voting for someone just because of their race goes against everything dr. king preached.oops i forgot you probally don’t read either

Me Too

December 28th, 2009
3:07 pm

Ignorant? hoodtechie you epitomize ignorance. By expressing her opinion, you assumed “ME” is a leech that depends on the government. Where in her comments did you ascertain that. I’m thinking you are probably(yes, I spelled it right) ticked at the fact that her written communication skills far surpasses yours. Read her comments again and this time with better comprehension skills. Oh by the way, there is a little feature that is available for people who work and would like to tape a show for veiwing later. It is called TIVO. I’m sure its accessible at most trailor parks. Idiot!!!

Atl Resident

December 28th, 2009
3:22 pm

Reality is no one gives a damn about these talk shows anymore. People tired of fake trash. Tyra just needs to go back to acting full-time. That fake next top model B.S. is going to be next. Ellen show is going to fade away just like Rosie years ago. As for Oprah, she’s so-called trying to interview everyone in America to try to boost ratings. Problem is no one just don’t give a damn about her questioning someone else’s marriage, relationship, or issues and she got issues like shacking up.

hoodtechie

December 28th, 2009
3:41 pm

you see ajc females like me & me too shows you just why tiger only creeped with white girls.sisters are to loud and ignorant with their views.when called to task on any subject they don’t have a clue unless it’s just utter gossip.air head shows cater to air head bimbos such as these two

Me

December 28th, 2009
3:55 pm

Thanks, Me Too! I’m not sure how the invention known as TiVo slipped past hood*techie.* I’m sure when open-minded people read the posts, they will know who the ignorant posters are.

And for the record, I don’t want to be with anyone who creeps – period. I’m sure hoodtechie managed to disrespect white women with his/her Tiger comment.

Lisa

December 28th, 2009
4:18 pm

Why is this news and do we really care?

Lisa

December 28th, 2009
4:21 pm

OMG! Hoddtechie, are you high?!

Jane

December 28th, 2009
4:22 pm

I never got a chance to watch Tyra but I will miss Oprah enormously. I can’t imagine my afternoon’s without my Oprah fix. She’s so full of life, love & positive energy. We need more people like her.

Lisa

December 28th, 2009
4:22 pm

OMG! Hoodtechie, are you high?! for your sake, I hope so!

hoodtechie

December 28th, 2009
4:30 pm

lisa you must be a lifeong charter member of the bimbo club.

Joanna

December 28th, 2009
5:22 pm

It’s WUPA-TV, Rodney. :)

Me Too

December 28th, 2009
9:36 pm

Yes Lisa, he is high. It’s a drug called “utterly ignorant.” It seems as if he has been using it for awhile. You can tell just by reading his comments. FOR PETE’S SAKE, GET HELP DUDE!!!!

robert

December 28th, 2009
9:48 pm

I just like the fact she digs white guys.

Tonetare

December 28th, 2009
11:38 pm

I love the way people get on here and say people don’t care about these talk show hosts anymore when these very very successful talk show hosts are all electing to leave as opposed to being cancelled. Looks like a bunch of jealous folk on here as usual.

Also to the dickhead who pointed out that Oprah only had black candidates on her show, you make your race look like hypocrites. There is a station dedicated to conservative and anti-black views called Fox News with numerous people giving conservatives an open forum. If blacks even dared to complain about this, the 74% white population would start whimpering to ’stop crying racism’ ’stop playing the race card’ ‘respect free speech.’ The one time a black person does something for their race, you all are whimpering and whining. Part of white privilege is whites are able to play the race card. Blacks aren’t able to as whites nag them about playing the race card if they show offense.

Also, whites have no logical right to whimper about blacks supporting Obama considering for eons, whites have kept minorities out of the Presidency, never allowing a non-white president. The U.S. only recently got a President that wasn’t completely white, but mixed between white and black. Despite the exclusion of minorities from the Presidency finally coming to an end (somewhat anyway, as Obama is half-White), countless whites whimperingly claim that blacks only voted for Obama because he’s “black”. Not only is this whimpering totally unproven (as Jessie Jackson was not supported by the majority of blacks), but it’s enormously hypocritical considering how whites have not only kept minorities out of the Presidency but racially discriminating against them and particularly blacks in every aspect of life just a few decades ago. Besides that, Barack Obama is surrounded by Whites as they make up the vast majority of U.S. ctizens; many of whom, nag Obama to death whenever he doesn’t grant them their wishes. Having a half-Black president hasn’t lessened White privilege in favor of Blacks by any degree. Whites have no basis in any race-related bellyaching in regards to the Presidency.

There’s nothing wrong with a woman like Oprah who was born during the era of anti-black atrocities (in 1950 something) showing racial pride and concern. I don’t think whites understand what the beginning half of Oprah’s life was like and how she and her family were all brought up ultra poor as a result of extreme racial discrimination that was going on. In fact, my family grew up near Oprah’s right here in Milwaukee WI in the worst part of the ghetto. My grandparents were all treated like garbage. because of this my parents were raised in poverty with absolutely nothing. Today’s younger generation of whites have no idea what the era of anti-black cruelty was all about from the 1500s through the 1970s. If they were teaching this stuff in school perhaps today’s younger white generation wouldn’t conduct themselves like dickheads, whimpering about welfare and blacks showing racial pride. The white community has no idea of their privileges that they take for granted.

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
12:18 am

hoodtechie…u r just too funny. Have you considered that having time to watch afternoon shows may relate to something called “being able to set your own schedule because you can afford to”!!! In fact that applies to watching any TV or doing any damn thing u want at any damn time of the day. If you were as smart as only YOU think you are, you’d realize there are many many many reasons that ‘Me’ or any black, white, pink, green or yellow person may not be at the conventional workplace at that hour of the day. Yes, that thing called TIVO plays a big part but there are other things such working from home maybe…yeah, I’m sure by now I might have triggered some kind of “think wave” in your little head that you can use to figure that one out. “Me Too” I think the trailer park comment was a tad tacky…u just lowered reduced yourself down to techie blah blah blah’s level right there. oh and techie, just so you know, I happen to be white, voted for President Obama, am a full blooded republican, live on government assistance for the moment because I am caught between a rock and hard place (and have been for the past year or year and a half), live in trailer park and happen to not care what you anyone think about this or any part of who I am. I respect your opinions but I have no respect for the kind of ignorance that you displayed above.

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
12:24 am

btw htechie, i have a question for you…. why u posting here at 3 pm ????? plenty of timeon your hands perhaps!:):)…or are u the one who doesn’t have a job and is living off the government??? maybe?

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
12:39 am

ps. for those of you that think Tyra, Oprah, Ellen or any of those people suck, I’ll tell you one thing, they are doing way better than you are in terms of getting ahead in reaching their goals because if you were doing just fine (which I know I am not!!!!) you wouldn’t have a second to spare to post on this site! I can assure you that because I have been in such a place of huge responsibility and financial stability. I had no time to do any of THIS because I was always on the go or spending time with my family. Seriously, if you have time to spend tearing someone else’s work down (and u r not getting paid for it) u (like me) need to get off that booty and maybe apply your energy to something more constructive! And you know that a lot of the times, the thing you hate the most about another is probably one of your vices, or weaknesses….e.g. being an airhead and also we tend to demoralize, chastize and insult other people because we are in a bad place ourselves and need someone to put down to feel better about ourselves. so htechie, maybe check out your situation first, then maybe find something u respect and like about yourself, it will change your focus away from all that negativity and channel it into something more positive and constructive for your person and ego. you are tearing yourself dwon by being so negative. FYI DONT be in denial but if u that way inclined (being in denial about ur issues that is) fear not, one day, it’ll hit you right between the eyes and you will finally get to that point where u need to be to feel good about yourself. so hang in there, don’t dispair! And just incase u were planning on it…don’t get mad and go into a tirade of insults on me because that won’t help you either. Stay bright and positive! :)

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
2:06 am

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Hater

December 29th, 2009
9:53 am

Hey Tonetare, it’s a two-way street. How many true white friends do you have? Or would you not be black enough if you did to your friends?

Me Too

December 29th, 2009
10:42 am

peace-maker….not!!!, the trailor park comment offended you? Why? I meant every word of it. Stay bright and positive!

Shananeeeee Fananeeeee

December 29th, 2009
11:41 am

Tyra still has ANTM !

December 29th, 2009
11:59 am

Speaking basic tv common sense. Tyra’s demographic is primarily female teens or wannabe models. Her show airs when most of her audience is either in school, working at a mall, or looking for modeling gigs. Honestly, during the day time, how many old people are watching her show – not many! Guys cannot relate to makeup, high heels, and girl power pep talks – ( Ok, maybe a few gay guys can relate to some of this type of programming.) I will bet, the only time Ms. Banks has great ratings are during the summer months and school hiatus. Bottom line – Tyra’s core audience is unavailable to watch her show, hence, the drop in her ratings.

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
4:20 pm

well “Me Too” you are entitled to your views. Good luck with your lifein general. I’ll stay bright and positive. It works for me. Smiles, and Best Wishes for the New Year “Me Too’.

peace maker...not!!

December 29th, 2009
4:24 pm

nice observation “Tyra still has ANTM ! “. That analogy of Tyra’s demographics didn’t even cross my mind. I love people that take a few moments tot hink before they talk!

killing time

January 1st, 2010
5:12 pm

it’s unfortunate that it took this long. kudos to you Tyra, you’ve added another notch to your belt. Frankly the show was crap within the first season. I stomached through 2 shows and found her pattern of “me 2″ sickening. No guest had an illness, cause or claim to fame that she herself did not have nor could not do.

ANTM’s blueprint of crazy chicks, lesbians, country bumpkins, and shaniquas grew tiresome after cycle 3. That was only because the finale locals themselves were exciting..

This generation of conflicting yet honest opinion = hating (gawd I want the incorrect usage of that word to die) is her demographic and based on share numbers of that populous she’ll be fine in syndication.

Aramara

January 14th, 2010
8:26 pm

To Tonetare… Thats was well written…yikes, the truth IS out there

Tonetare

January 21st, 2010
10:17 am

lol Thank you Aramara!

To Peace Maker! Not!, I love the name!