Tyra Banks’ Daytime Talk Show ‘FABLife’ Is Officially Dunzo
After exiting the daytime talk show two months after its premiere back in November, Banks’ “fun and beautiful” life show (for which she co-hosted and executive produced) has officially been cancelled and will not be returning for a second season.
At the time of her departure, Banks said she was leaving to focus on expanding her cosmetics line, calling it “a very difficult decision, but necessary.” Teigen also shut down rumors that she and Banks were fighting, tweeting, “I dunno if you guys know how bosses work but if Tyra and I were fighting as hard as you’re saying, I would be the one off the show.”
As there were no efforts made to replace Banks’ position, the show’s subsequent cancellation does not come as a surprise. Not to mention the fact that ratings in October, just a month after the daytime talk show’s premiere, were posted as incredibly low and described as “beyond catastrophic,” and the show was basically considered a certified flop,according to TV industry insiders. According to Nielson, the show ranked as the lowest-rated of the 15 daytime syndicated talk shows this past fall, averaging just 934,000 viewers.
Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, said in a statement:
We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with (‘FABLife’) 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.