Tyra Banks Talkshow ‘The FABLife’ Canceled After One Season

Published: Wednesday 20th Jan 2016 by Sam

The talkshow circuit is ruthless, just ask Tyra Banks.

Today it has been confirmed that the model-turned-mogul’s new daytime talker ‘The FABLife’ has been axed by ABC after just one season on-air.

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Rumors had been swirling that the series – which also features Chrissy Teigen (wife of John Legend) – was treading in the thinnest of ice after poor ratings.

And while the show pressed on, it did see Tyra announce her departure from the panel to focus on “other ventures.” She continued on as a producer (no doubt as a means to keep collecting that check), and promised to drop in as and when.

Fast forward to this evening’s reveal and – from where we’re sitting – it seems as though it may have been a strategic play. Like a “jump off the sinking ship before it hits the seabed.”

Speaking on the end of the syndicated show, Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution said:

“We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts 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.”

The series, which was Banks’ first foray back into the talkshow arena since the 2010 end of her successful solo title ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ – joins a graveyard of daytime non-starters from the likes of Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper, and Bethenny Frankel,

It’s not all doom and gloom, though. Tyra looks set to see her recently ended ‘America’s Next Top Model’ revived on VH1. No word on whether she’ll reprise her on-air role as host. What is certain though is that should the show indeed return, that’ll be another check cashed – as she’s its creator. Get money!

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan January 20, 2016

    The show sucked anyways. Not surprised..

  2. FC/JC January 20, 2016

    Isnt this old news?

    I thought it was cancelled few months back…?
    Anyway it never was even picked up in my city….

  3. RASHAD January 20, 2016

    Tyra you was better off doing your DAY TIME television show like you had a from 2005-2010. Talking about tough issues especially with the younger crowd was your nitche & it also won her a Day Time Emmy for best talk show host in 2009.

    I hate to say this because Tyra is one of my favorite models ever but Tyra’s is played out! “Americas Next Top Model” is still valuable & needed to aspiring models who are looking to break in the industry. Despite “TOP MODEL” being one of the first major reality/competition shows to take off in the early 2000’s her market has been trashed by racthet TV. Most importantly this panel type TV is also tired as well (The Real. The Talk, and The View) etc! Just return back to sit down interviews it works for you Ty!

    • MusicFan103 January 20, 2016

      I so agree about her original talk show. It worked. Oh and per panel shows, you forgot The Chew. There also is Hollywood Today Live in some FOX markets.

      • RASHAD January 20, 2016

        Tyra will bounce back though. I think she just needs to focus on “Top Model” since VH1 just brought the show over to their network. Even though the show has over-ran it’s course it still has a solid market & people will tune in. Hopefully she will now go back to Day time television, I’m tired of Wendy & her Q-list celebrity guest & Luke warm tea.

      • MusicFan103 January 20, 2016

        Yeah I mean she is a media mogul, I never thought she was done, I just really wanted her new talk show upon first hearing about it to win. Then I heard it was NOT going to be like her old one and was a panel show. I didn’t see the concept working, that market is too crowded with The Real and The Talk doing so well plus last I heard The Chew was doing well and then The View is just legendary (since it began in 90s and began the trend), so yeah. I almost wish that ABC/Disney would give Tyra a 2nd season, but push the shows format into the old show. The FAB Life would have been a show perfect for a summer test run like FOX does to see if there was any interest.

  4. MusicFan103 January 20, 2016

    Absolutely NOT a shocker. The show was tired. Also was like a more female version of the canceled ABC show The Revolution.

    Had Tyra Banks been smart, she would have brought back the Tyra Banks show, but made it a bit more modern and serious in the Oprah vein. Tyra Banks would be such a great Oprah talk show successor since Ricki Lake didn’t last for her return.

    FABLife was just bland and a very awkward cast and even set.

  5. Gee January 20, 2016

    No surprise there.

  6. Ronnie January 20, 2016

    Off topic.. Am I the only one that thinks Top Model is going to up the ratcheteness now that is on VH1 lmao they’re going to do all they can to pull in those ratings. But anyway, love Tyra and I hope she ends back up on the small screen some way or another.

    • RASHAD January 20, 2016

      I never thought about that however when you consider VH1 is the go to network for “Ratchet Reality TV” Tyra will have to do what she don’t want to condidering all of her other ventures have dried up. If “Top Model” gets dropped by VH1 Tyra will be offically done!

    • MusicFan103 January 20, 2016

      Sadly I agree. VH1 screams for rachet TV, especially for more black oriented shows. A Disgrace TBH.

  7. King Mark111 /.\ January 20, 2016

    I don’t understand why she stopped doing daytime TV. Tyra was fun, informative and she had a list stars. I remember later that Wendy was a bootleg Tyra show in drag version of it the first few seasons. Now Wendy is winning left and right.

  8. King Mark111 /.\ January 20, 2016

    The cast clearly lacked personality and didn’t bond at all. A show that really surprised me is The Real, you feel the love from those ladies and the show really found it place on TV. This was trying to be The Boring View in fashion.

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  10. MUSICHEAD January 20, 2016

    This show was canceled months ago and ended production in December. The biggest problem was the casting. The panel cast did not have the best looks or personality to carry the show. Tyra should have done this solo.

    • MusicFan103 January 20, 2016

      No, thats when TYRA stopped her involvement in the show.

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