In May, Disney-ABC Domestic Television <a href="https://www.soapoperanetwork.com/2014/05/disney-abc-developing-new-syndicated-talker-tyra-banks-host">announced plans</a> to launch a new syndicated talk show featuring actress and model <strong>Tyra Banks</strong> for consideration for Fall 2015. Today, the syndication arm of the Disney-ABC Television Group announced that the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, representing 23% of the nation's television households with 6 of the top 10 markets, have agreed to carry the show on their stations. Currently titled "The F.A.B.," which stands for "Fun and Beautiful," Banks will be joined by social media buff and foodie <strong>Chrissy Teigen</strong>, fashion guru <strong>Joe Zee</strong>, interior design professional <strong>Lauren Makk</strong>, and do-it-yourself YouTuber <strong>Leah Ashley</strong> as the hosts of the upcoming lifestyle show. Banks serves as moderator of the talker. The ABC Owned stations markets include New York (WABC-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Houston (KTRK-TV), Raleigh/Durham (WTVD-TV) and Fresno (KFSN-TV).
Lisa Hackner has been named Executive Vice President, Daytime and Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, it was announced today by Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group, with whom she will report. Hackner will be responsible for first-run development and production.