Add Tyra Banks to the list of daytime yakkers who are prepping their exits.
Banks’ Warner Bros.-produced strip “The Tyra Banks Show” will end its five-year run in the spring. The CW, which airs the show on its daytime sked, will keep it on the air for the 2010-11 season by running best-of segs.
Banks told People magazine that she was ending the show to focus more attention on her shingle, Bankable Prods., and try to find bigscreen projects that put women in a positive light.
Tyra,” which cut its production schedule from 34 weeks to 26 for the current season, has performed well in the women 18-34 demo since launching in 2005, yet never reached total viewer numbers similar to those drawn by Oprah Winfrey and Ellen DeGeneres. “Tyra Banks” averaged 1.6 million viewers per episode.
Banks will continue working as host and exec producer on CW’s “America’s Next Top Model,” as well as ABC’s reality skein “True Beauty.”