As it turns out the Disney/ABC syndicated talker FABLife is not so fabulous after all! The series was officially cancelled late Tuesday after its continued downward spiral, host and executive producer Tyra Banks quit the series in November after a few months with the show, and the ratings bottoming out.
FABLife is now the third consecutive talk show to fail in an hour given back to the ABC affliates after the cancelation of One Life to Live, which ended its run on January 13, 2012. The Revolution and Katie were cancelled predecessors of FABLife.
Janice Marinelli, president of Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter on the end of FABLife related: “We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts.”
Marinelli went to thank the four remaining FABLife co-hosts: “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.”
Although the show will not return for a second season, the cast will continue to produce original episodes until the end of the season.
So, what do you think about the cancellation of FABLife? Proof positive that the axing of One Life to Live was a major misstep in daytime television history? Share your thoughts in the comment section below!