Tyra Banks has signed a first-look deal with Universal Television and Universal Television Alternative Studio. According to Deadline, under the pact, the multi-hyphenate producer, supermodel, actress and entrepreneur will develop and produce scripted and unscripted programming via her Bankable Productions banner.

“America’s Next Top Model has been on the air for 24 seasons, proving Tyra’s standing and commitment as one of television’s top producers,” said Meredith Ahr, President, Universal Television Alternative Studio. “We are thrilled to infuse her creative vision, expertise and dedication into our studio’s development.”

“Tyra is one of the most driven producers in television, said Pearlena Igbokwe, President, Universal Television. “She has long brought incredible passion to her unscripted projects and I can’t wait to start collaborating with her on the scripted side.”

Banks’ producing credits include America’s Next Top Model which completed its 24th season this past springIn addition to America’s Next Top Model, her producing credits include The Tyra Banks Show (the winner of two Daytime Emmys), and Freeform’s holiday movie sequel Life Size 2.



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