Tyra Banks Talk Show ‘FABLife’ Canceled After One Season
The big return to daytime for Tyra Banks turned out to be less of a big deal than expected: FABLife has been officially canceled after just one season on the air.
Disney/ABC Domestic Television confirmed the news, adding that although original episodes will continue to be produced to fill out the rest of the season, the show would not be coming back.
“We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts,” said Janice Marinelli, the President of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. “We are especially appreciative of our talented and dynamic co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Leah Ashley and Lauren Makk, and we would also like to extend a huge thanks to our station partners for all of their support.”
Unfortunately, this cancellation wasn’t much of a surprise. Banks left the show in December to focus on her cosmetics line, and she was never replaced as co-host. Ultimately, Banks made a clean break from the show altogether, which I suppose makes it a good thing that the show never had her name on it (that said, she was an executive producer on the show, so her commitment was more significant than that of a co-host. Thus, her eventual departure was more of a surprise than it would have been otherwise).
Ultimately, FABLife just never caught on the way The Tyra Banks Show did, and instead came off like a strange knockoff version of The View, or The Talk, or any of the countless panel shows on daytime TV today. So this cancellation makes sense, honestly.
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And for more daytime TV news, find out what other major talk show from this season has been canceled.