Tyra Banks is on her way back to daytime syndication in the fall now that Disney/ABC Domestic TV has lined up more clearances for her talkshow “The FAB Life.”
Disney said the show has been sold in 24 of the top 25 markets. Stations in Dallas (WFAA), Atlanta (WSB), Boston (WFXT), Phoenix (KNX) and Seattle (KIRO) are among the latest to pick up the show, virtually assuring “FAB” of a fall premiere.
The eight ABC O&O stations committed to the show last year. The time slots for the show in the O&O markets are unclear, but it is noteworthy that those stations committed to a new syndicated daytime hour despite the recent speculation about possible changes afoot for “The View,” which is a network-provided hour for ABC affiliates.
“FAB” (which stands for “fun and beautiful”) is billed as a lifestyle-centric roundtable featuring Banks discussion a range of how-to topics with food writer Chrissy Teigen, fashionista Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTube star Leah Ashley.
Banks previously fronted a topical syndie talkshow that was distributed by Warner Bros. from 2005-2011.