ABC-Owned Stations Grab New Daytime Chat Show Featuring High-Profile Host

Oct 20, 2014  •  Post A Comment

A new entry in the daytime talk game got a big boost when the ABC O&O’s picked up the syndicated show, “The F-A-B,” featuring host Tyra Banks, for fall 2015, Variety reports.

“The deal gives the Disney-distributed strip a home in eight major markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago,” the story reports. “Banks will anchor a roundtable of lifestyle mavens. Banks’ co-hosts are now set: former model turned foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTube personality Leah Ashley.”

The name of the show reportedly stands for “Fun and Beautiful.”

Rebecca Campbell, president of the ABC Owned Station Group said: “Tyra and her panel of lifestyle experts share a chemistry that is energetic and extremely entertaining.”

Clearance for the show has reached 23% of U.S. television households, the report notes.

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