Supermodel and Mogul Tyra Banks Signs First-Look Deal With Universal Television….Deal Covers The Development Of Both Scripted And Unscripted Shows!!!!
I love me some Tyra Banks and as a longtime fan of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra can do know wrong. I love her on the runway, on TV, in movies….I even loved her little Harry Potter-esque novel Modelland! This lady is a smart business woman, so I am not surprised to hear the news that she just scored a First Look deal with Universal Television to develop both scripted and unscripted shows. Variety spilled the tea…
Banks and her Bankable Productions banner will develop both scripted and unscripted content under the new deal. Banks is currently the host of NBC’s hit competition series “America’s Got Talent,” though this deal will not affect her role on that show.
“Tyra is one of the most driven producers in television,” said Universal TV president Pearlena Igbokwe. “She has long brought incredible passion to her unscripted projects and I can’t wait to start collaborating with her on the scripted side.”
In addition to being one of the most iconic supermodels of all time, Banks is known executive producing and hosting the competition series “America’s Next Top Model” as well as the daytime talk show “The Tyra Banks Show,” the latter of which earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. “America’s Got Talent” has aired over 300 episodes to date, originally airing on The CW for 22 seasons before moving to VH1.
ANTM is still such a major hit and a pop culture stable, I can’t wait to see what else is going to come from the mind of Tyra Banks! Hopefully we get a Modelland Series or TV Movie…is that asking too much?
Well, Tyra I’m rooting for you….We are all Rooting for you!!!