TVLine Items: Tyra Banks' New Talker, Boardwalk Adds a Drifter and More

Tyra Banks Talk Show

Here’s something to smize about: Tyra Banks is bringing her brand of fierce back to daytime.

The America’s Next Top Model maven will launch a new syndicated lifetime talk show for Disney-ABC in 2015, the network announced Friday.

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The untitled show will feature a team of lifestyle experts, led by Banks, tackling everything from fashion and beauty to home and entertaining to empowerment and individual enterprise.

The model-turned-TV producer’s previous talker, The Tyra Banks Show, ran for five seasons.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Boardwalk Empire has tapped newcomer Travis Tope to recur in the HBO drama’s fifth and final season as Slim, a young drifter who comes to Atlantic City to work for Mickey Doyle (played by Paul Sparks), per The Hollywood Reporter.

* Ghost Hunters cast members Amy Bruni and Adam Berry are leaving the Syfy series, our sister site Deadline reports. The duo are developing a new show idea in the paranormal genre.

* Downton Abbey has booked English actress Sue Johnston (Waking the Dead, Coronation Street) to guest-star in Season 5 as Lady’s Maid to Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

* Kris Kristofferson (the Blade trilogy) has joined History’s Texas Rising miniseries; he’ll play President Andrew Jackson.

* Showtime is teaming with filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) for the documentary 7 Deadly Sins, airing Aug. 7 at 11/10c. The stylized series will explore one sin — gluttony, sloth, envy, pride, wrath, greed and lust  — per episode.

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  1. Joel says:

    Isn’t the view already on ABC. why do they need this?

    • James says:

      It’s a syndicated talk show, so it can be cleared to non-ABC affiliated stations nationwide.

      The View is a network show and is viewable to all ABC affiliates, including ABC’s owned and operated stations.

  2. analog says:

    what’s a lifetime talk show? or is it lifestyle?

  3. Britt says:

    I loved Tyra’s old show, so I hope this one is just as good!!!

  4. Pam says:

    It’s WAKING THE DEAD not THE WALKING DEAD – for crying out loud!