'The F•A•B Life' Sold in More Than 70% of Country

Disney/ABC’s The F•A•B Life, which stands for “fun and beautiful” and added “Life” to the original title, has been cleared in more than 70% of the country for a fall 2015 debut, said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

The one-hour panel talk show starring Tyra Banks is now sold in 24 out of the top 25 markets to station groups such as Cox, Gannett, Scripps, Sinclair, Lin, Raycom and others as well as to its launch group, the ABC owned stations.

Former supermodel Banks, who also stars on and executive produces The CW’s America’s Next Top Model, will lead a panel of diverse lifestyle experts including social media buff, model, foodie and wife of John Legend Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior design professional Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley.

The F•A•B Life is one of only a handful of new first-run shows, including Warner Bros.’ Crime Watch Daily, coming to market next fall.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.