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December 28 2009

Tyra Banks Calls It Quits On Her Show; This Is Not Good

Tyra Banks is calling an end to her show after this season … and this worries me.

I have never watched the Tyra Banks Show, it just isn’t my style, but with The Oprah Winfrey Show ending in 2011, I’m actually concerned by what is going to come into replace these shows.  Daytime television is already a wasteland of pop-psychiatry, questionable medical advice, endless courtroom shows and Satan Rachael Ray.  The vacancy created by these two shows opens up the playing field to even more suspect programming.

Rumors have floated around for some time now that Kate Goselin is in talks for her own talk show.  You know, she of the eight children and the husband who seems to be on the cover of every tabloid as of late.  Yes, can you imagine that pain on a daily basis?

Sure, I have my problems with Oprah Winfrey, but I fear the unknown factor even more.  I am sure whatever replaces these two shows will be watched as much as I currently watch daytime television, which is to say not at all (okay, fine, I TiVo The Young and the Restless …), but considering you can’t escape the social impact these shows have, an even worse replacement could be a bad thing.

By the way, Oprah, the Queen of Daytime, is departing, do you really think now is the best time for any of the current players to drop out?  Who knows how much of her audience another show could pick up in that fallout, but, no, it’s better to drop your show just short of finding out.  Yeah, that’s bright.

Is this an Earth shattering matter of importance?  Nope.  Not even close.  However, it is important from a societal impact.  Lets face it, is there any one who doesn’t know who Oprah is?  You’ve heard of Tyra’s show at least in passing, so whomever takes over these prime spots of daytime real estate could quite probably influence millions of people and billions of dollars in marketing power.  Make a bit more sense why you should question what shows will be replacing them?



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