The F.A.B. (Fun And Beautiful), a Disney-ABC syndicated lifestyle show hosted by Tyra Banks, has been cleared on the ABC-owned stations for a fall 2015 launch. The ABC stations, which represent 23% of the U.S. households, have been airing local programming and acquired shows in an hour that had been taken up by Katie Couric’s talk show for the last two seasons. Disney-ABC had been developing potential replacements under Lisa Hackner, who joined as EVP Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group a year ago.
Banks, who also serves as executive producer, is joined on the show by social media buff and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley as co-hosts. Banks will moderate the panel of lifestyle experts who also will bring in celebrities, Internet influencers, experts and everyday people and tackle topics ranging from fashion and beauty to food and design to doing it yourself and even starting a business.
This marks the first major launch for Hackner.
“At 40, Tyra has never been more relevant than she is today and her massive and growing digital footprint exemplifies her connection with women of all ages,” she said. “Tyra has curated a fresh and authentic panel of co-hosts that is diverse in expertise, digitally connected and also share a magical chemistry.”
The Los Angeles-based show also marks Banks’ return to national syndication following her successful daytime talker. She also continues as host and executive producer on the long-running reality series America’s Next Top Model, which she co-created.
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