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Supermodel Tyra Banks to make final appearance on ‘Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show’ Dec. 6
After a two-year absence from national television, “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” will return to the airwaves this fall, as CBS plans to broadcast the sexy clothing fest Dec. 6.
The program, which some critics call pornographic, will feature supermodels including Tyra Banks, Gisele Bundchen, Heidi Klum and Adriana Lima displaying the latest in lingerie styles, and will be the final Victoria’s Secret show for Banks, who now hosts her own syndicated talk show.
CBS canceled the last scheduled show in April 2004, just two months after the infamous Super Bowl incident when Janet Jackson suffered a “wardrobe malfunction,” leaving one of her breasts exposed.
The fashion show has been a lightning rod for controversy since it first debuted in 2001. The Federal Communications Commission gets bombarded with complaints each time the program has aired, though no fines have ever been assessed.
Advertising Age notes: “The return of the fashion show, which costs around $10 million to produce, indicates that the climate of fear following the Super Bowl fiasco – the government slapped heavy fines against media companies including CBS parent Viacom for violating broadcast decency standards – appears to have lessened.”