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Disney/ABC Cancels Talker FABLife After One Season! 3rd Failed Show After Axing Of OLTL!

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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!

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Mo
Mo

Not surprised. Never watched. Was not impressed with their performance at the Emmys.

pm
pm

great news… for… GH!… hands off!… lol… pm

mgb357
mgb357

Told you so…. OLTL fans will never support this drivel…

Bring back a proven commodity…

clh
clh

Not happening, they are replacing it with a talker/viral video show.

Very slow learners over there! Watching ONE show on ABC (GH) and this will not change that!

jlh
jlh

Ditto. GH is the only thing I watch on ABCD and I don’t see that changing–especially with their daytime lineup.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

I thought ABC/D had a plethora of shows to replace daytime soaps. If that’s the case, then why are they replacing Fablife with Right This Minute? Right This Minute has been on air for at least 4 years already.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

Just like all the others, this show was abominable. I could not get through one segment of it.

I understand we are living in a “me-me” world, but a little less of this nonsense would do us all some good. It has gotten so bad now that NBC4 out here in Los Angeles has part of their noon news spent gossiping with Billy Bush from whatever that stupid entertainment show he hosts as a tie-in to the show when it airs later. Like I really need to watch my news anchor gossip about the latest celebrity. I could care less!

robert
robert

was not surprised. the show was terrible. cancelling OLTL was not very smart. all of it’s replacement shows have been duds,and have flopped in the ratings. GH has no solid surrounding shows anymore. it could really use a good lead in

Maybeth Lichaa
Maybeth Lichaa

So how much money did Disney and ABC save with three replacements cancelled. OLTL was a fantastic show. The internet reboot was terrific as well. The fans are wild for the shows, beloved characters and strong acting. The actors are just wonderful. Just attend a fan event and the evidence is there. Clearly cancelling OLTL and AMC was a huge mistake. Honestly I enjoy seeing the poor choices garnering poor ratings and cancellations. Perhaps the network could reconsider. After all……saving money does not save a show.

Melissa
Melissa

OLTL is the only thing that will work in this time slot. You can’t bring the original show, but perhaps something like it? With the old cast of course.

nicholas
nicholas

many viewers are boycotting abc in the talk show timeslots to make them pay for the cancellations of oltl and amc . talk show viewers formed part of the viewers who watched soaps . i think this show which i never watched was probably atrocious as well which explains the ratings too . Frons should have returned all 3 soaps to their original 30 minutes duration , most people would have been happy and he could have launched his new shows which may have worked . There is the old saying that ” you should never put your eggs in the same basket ” , Frons forgot that basic concept

Bil Thompson
Bil Thompson

CANCELLING One Life to Live and ALL MY CHILDREN was the worst decision that
ABC-TV has ever made, and Lord knows they have made many mistakes in programming – they are getting what they deserve.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

THEY should bring back One Life to Live in a half hour format along with ALL MY CHILDREN. They won’t of course, since they are idiots over at ABC-TV, but that’s what they should do.

Ricardo
Ricardo

Thank god, FabLife is cancelled. What a terrible talk show, the has beens will all be gone.

Ricardo
Ricardo

Another talk show bites the dust, ABC will never admit there mistake, in cancelling OLTL. ABC will never bring back OLTL. I hope they choke on it.

robert
robert

yep. cancelling OLTL was the worst decision in daytime television history. when it was cancelled,it was healthy and was the number 2 rated soap in the demos. abc will never admit they made a mistake. abc daytime is practically extinct

jimbo
jimbo

THREE? I count at least FOUR … Remember “Good Afternoon, America” with Josh Elliott and Lara Spencer? If you’d have blinked, you’d missed it. … Four years and I’m STILL missing my nightly trip to Llanview, Pa.

CTwidlheart
CTwidlheart

Technically that show was meant to be a short-term show, it was never meant or planned to stay.

Llanviewer717
Llanviewer717

To the powers that be at the alphabet network and mouse company:

One Life to Live worked just fine in that time slot. But, you couldn’t be satisfied with success. Now, choke on your continued failures.

Sincerely,
A former viewer.

Patty
Patty

I new that canceling those shows was a huge mistake. They should have made them an 1/2 each. Bring them back in any format. I I’ll help!! Please soaps will always be the best shows on TV!

M
M

This crap will never replace One Life to Live.

blake
blake

I’m glad to hear this, ABC was so stupid to cancel OLTL. One of the biggest blunders I have seen. I wouldn’t watch anything in that time slot either.

I found out the other day that my mom and sister refuse to watch the Wayne Brady game show that took Guiding Light’s place. I was so happy to hear that because I do the same thing.

Brett
Brett

Ditto, we should all boycott anything that replaces a soap, I still won’t watch the GL and ATWT timeslot programming and certainly won’t watch this crap either. It seems many of us are doing this, hence another cancellation!

blake
blake

Good, I’m so glad most of us are doing it. They think soaps are a dying breed? Well so are the shows that come on in their place.

Nellie
Nellie

ABC should just accept they made the biggest mistake in daytime TV and bring back the soaps.

Timmm
Timmm

No, dont you know they are much smarter than you or I? They wont admit nothing! AND all these crappy shows are a fraction of what it costs to air a soap. Laugh if you must but when primetime goes away, these networks will be crying in their soup!

Belle
Belle

I don’t care if ABC ever becomes successful in that time slot; it should have kept One Life to Live . Live ,but don’t learn!

jaybird369
jaybird369

S-o…that dreadful, ridiculous and unwatchable FABLife got cancelled after just one season??? Oh, Boo Hoo Hoo…what a surprise…N-O-T!!!!! One other thing: As far as I’m concerned, that Tyra Banks chick has gotten W-A-Y TOO BIG for her britches, and, therefore, needs to go away FOREVER!!!!!

Peace.

Thad Bosley
Thad Bosley

Soaps are too expensive, folks. These new shows are cheap to produce. It’s the way of the world.

Chrystie_Delancey
Chrystie_Delancey

And it is a cheap and extremely shallow world we live in unfortunately.

Lou Piikes
Lou Piikes

TPTB need to come up with a solution to make producing a new daytime soap opera less expensive.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

But ABC-TV did not even CONSIDER presenting a shortened version of One Life to Live, or combining it with the residents of Pine Valley from All My Children.
I understand that the shows were getting too expensive, but they didn’t experiment with other “models”
of the shows. Instead they were pushed over to Prospect Park which made a noble attempt (I guess, I never thought they were that great as on line presentations but whatever) and now are lost in a sea of legal troubles.
Those of us who loved the 2 Agnes Nixon creations were left adrift, so now ABC-TV, which makes one atrocious programming error after another, can suffer the consequences.

nicholas
nicholas

I have plenty of friends who no longer watch NBC daytime . Some of them stopped watching when the soap ” Santa Barbara ” was cancelled , a few more of them stopped watching when ” Another World ” got cancelled too .

Jenny
Jenny

I think this issue definitely proof positive One Life to Live should be brought back to regular tv, and I think back in its old time slot, and move GH back to its original one too, with Merediith Viera going off the air it makesc perfect sense.

Newmanwins
Newmanwins

Just another reason why GH is not going anywhere. Every other new protect that ABC daytime has tried to develop since they got rid of OLTL has flopped in record time. The Revolution bombed out, as did the Katie Couric show, and now Fablife.

The View just had their least watched year ever and the show is a mess cause of the constant turnover in the panel while the Chew is a lousy lead-in for GH. ABC daytime is an absolute mess right now and the fact that GH can still draw three million viewers in a week is pretty impressive given the show lineup that preceeds it.

Bring back OLTL with Bo, Nora, Clint, and Vicky as the anchors. Easton, Archer, DePavia, and Alderson are all free to return as John, Natalie, Blair, and Starr. ABC needs to do whatever it takes to get OLTL back from PP.

Dawn
Dawn

I miss One Life to Live and All My Children. I wish they could come back. Its important to note that it has been so long that I think to get all those actors and actresses, that it would take to rebuild those shows is almost impossible. I am for helping the soap genre by creating a new soap opera. A new soap opera rebuilt with some of our beloved soap actors and actresses with some fresh blood also incorporated into a new soap would be exciting. New characters and new adventures to explore. I think a new soap opera has a better chance to survive than the continuance of pushing talk shows onto the audience. I wish we could turn back time and undo those cancellations and something tells me ABC probably does too.

Rapids
Rapids

This thread is disingenuous. fAb Life was syndicated and aired mostly in the morning. It aired on a variety of local stations, in my market the local Fox station aired it and has moved it around to various times,
Katie was syndicated as well, my market aired it on the local NBC affiliate at 3pm.
Meredith Viera was also syndicated and it airs on my local NBC affiliate.

JoAnn
JoAnn

Yes it is true that all of these three Shows were syndicated BUT in many, many television markets all three were shown on ABC stations replacing OLTL or AMC. In my T.V. market, Chicago/Milwaukee (a huge maarket) ALL THREE OF THE CANCELLED TALK SHOWS were broadcast on ABC-WLS station in OLTL’s time slot. Only the Meredith Viera Show was on NBC. Just because your local area did not show these failed Talk show during OLTL old time slot does not mean that is what was going on in the rest of the Country. Oh by the Meredith’s was all so produced by ABC/Disney and it has also been cancelled, so in my book ABC/Disney has 4 Talk Shows that have been cancelled since OLTL went off the air.

Jane
Jane

Funny how things work out. I miss OLTL as well but they are the ones with the pie in their faces. Wasted money on so many people , lot of lost money on crap.

Jim
Jim

Well, it isn’t surprising. I have not watched ABC since the last day OLTL aired.

JoAnn
JoAnn

All of these three Shows were syndicated BUT in many television markets all three were shown on ABC stations replacing OLTL or AMC. In my T.V. market, Chicago/Milwaukee (a huge maarket) ALL THREE OF THE CANCELLED TALK SHOWS were broadcast and shown on ABC-WLS station in OLTL’s time slot. The Meredith Viera Show, which was also produced by Disney was shown in Chicago area on NBC and it has also been cancelled, Sooooo in my book ABC/Disney has 4 Talk Shows that have been cancelled since OLTL went off the air. How many People does it take to change a light bulb?? I guess at ABC/Disney it takes allot.

Jim Preston
Jim Preston

If the legal dust ever settles between Prospect Park and ABC-TV, then the powers that be need to produce a one-half hour show called LANDVIEW, featuring the residents from Landview (One Life to Live) and Pine Valley (All My Children), both creations of Agnes Nixon.
Victoria Lord would be the matriarch of the show, as played by Erika Slezak. The cast surrounding her would be the residents of both Pine Valley and Landview with some new faces sprinkled in. It should be utilized as a lead-in to General Hospital. They could do it with limited sets and a smaller but stellar cast. It could be done – but will it happen? Oh, probably not, they’ll come up with some inane cooking show or another stupid Talk Show.

Rodd
Rodd

We keep dreaming though, don’t we?

Rodd
Rodd

Good riddance! It was the worst thing I’ve seen on TV in a long time ~ and that is really saying something!

darlene
darlene

Maybe we should get some kind of online petition going,and send it to ABC. The ideas that some of you have suggested would absolutely work.I only watch GH on their daytime lineup.I still miss OLTL.

CTwidlheart
CTwidlheart

It’s been done.

Nellie
Nellie

Absolutely ABC can find a lower cost solution for taping the soaps. It can’t be rocket science. One of the biggest problems that some of pine valley and land view residents have moved to Genoa city but even at that there is still a lot of talent available.

CTwidlheart
CTwidlheart

I still can’t understand how the Chew stays on the air.

Nadeem
Nadeem

Me too I’m not sure how The Chew has gained popularity when a number of AMC fans were upset that The Chew replaced AMC.

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