Tyra Banks talk show, TheFABLife, has officially been canceled after just one season only a couple of months after Banks’ departure.
Banks worked on the show with Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley and and was also executive producer, but in November she announced that she would be leaving the show in order to focus on other aspects of her career. In the midst of it all, rumors were flying that she and Chrissy Teigen were not getting along on set, which contributed to her departure.
“This is a very difficult decision, but necessary. I will be devoting more time to my new, growing cosmetics company, TYRA Beauty, which is expanding faster than anticipated, as well as overseeing my company’s other entertainment ventures. I will however continue to support the growth and success of FABLife and greatly admire my fellow co-hosts and the talented production team behind the show,” Banks said in a statement.
Teigen responded to the rumors, saying that “if Tyra and I were fighting as hard as you’re saying, I would be the one off the show.” However, stories of a feud still persist online, even after Tyra Banks told E! News that she “doesn’t beef with people she hires.” She did say that the new show took too much time away from the other things she does.
“It competed for my time in a way that you cannot run a business and do a daytime talk show. And I thought I could. And I can’t,” Banks said.
Tyra was reportedly not happy with the direction the show was taking even early on, and sources say the series suffered poor ratings almost from the beginning.
“The show’s a ratings disaster, specifically with adults 25 to 54. By comparison, Bethenny’s delivery of the 25 to 54 demographic was 29 percent higher than ‘FABLife’ at the time of its cancellation,” a source told Page Six.
Even so, producers will still put out new episodes through the end of the first season.