(January 24, 2005 — Las Vegas, NV) - “The Tyra Banks Show” has been sold to the Fox Television Station group for a fall 2005 launch and officially declared a “firm go,” it was announced today by Frank Cicha, Vice President, Programming, Fox Television Stations Inc. and Jim Paratore, Executive Vice President, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and President, Telepictures Productions. “The Tyra Banks Show” will run on the Fox stations in the following markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Minneapolis, Phoenix, St. Louis,Cleveland, Orlando, Baltimore, Birmingham, Memphis, Greensboro and Austin. These clearances join the series’ already announced sales in Denver (KMGH-TV), Portland (OR) (KGW-TV), San Diego (KGTV-TV), Charlotte (WCCB-TV), Nashville (WZTV-TV/WUPN-TV), Milwaukee (WDJT-TV/WMLW-TV), Las Vegas (KTUD-TV) and Flint (WNEM-TV), among others, bringing the series’ national clearance to more than 70% of the country. “We’re excited about Tyra because she has proven that she has a real connection with today’s young women,” said Cicha. “We believe the series fits our needs and are excited about it becoming a long-term franchise for us.” “Successful talk shows are built around strong hosts,” said Paratore. “Tyra has the smarts, relatability and emotional depth to create a show that will not only entertain and inform, but touch women’s lives in a positive way.” As the voice of a new generation of women, “The Tyra Banks Show” will entertain and inform by providing insight into the relevant issues facing today’s young women. “The Tyra Banks Show,” produced by Bankable Productions & Handprint Entertainment in association with Telepictures Productions, is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
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