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Shane Farley Named Executive Producer of New Daytime Lifestyle Show "FABLife"
Joining Farley for the daily show, which premieres in September and features supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks leading a panel of diverse lifestyle experts, are Rebecca Mayer as co-executive producer, and Karl Newton and George Davilas as senior supervising producers.

[via press release from Disney/ABC Domestic Television]


Syndicated Daily Talker Also Adds Rebecca Mayer as Co-Executive Producer and Karl Newton and George Davilas as Senior Supervising Producers

Supermodel and Entrepreneur Tyra Banks Will Lead Diverse Panel of Lifestyle Experts That Includes Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Lauren Makk and Leah Ashley

BURBANK, CA - Multi Emmy Award-winner, Shane Farley, has been named executive producer of the upcoming syndicated lifestyle talk show, "FABLife." Joining Farley for the daily show, which premieres in September and features supermodel and entrepreneur Tyra Banks leading a panel of diverse lifestyle experts, are Rebecca Mayer as co-executive producer, and Karl Newton and George Davilas as senior supervising producers. The announcement was made today by Lisa Hackner, EVP, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment.

A seasoned daytime television producer, Farley 's credits include six years at "The Rachael Ray Show," where he served as supervising producer and co-executive producer, and garnered two Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show. Additional credits include co-executive producer for "Isaac," as well as supervising producer for "The Wayne Brady Show" and producer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," both of which he also won Emmy's for. Most recently, Farley served as executive producer on VH1's "Big Morning Buzz Live With Nick Lachey" and "The Gossip Table," which he also created, and consulted for both "The Talk" and "The Voice."

Mayer's extensive credits include co-executive producer for the "FABLife" pilot, as well as executive producing "Toddlers and Tiaras," "All On the Line With Joe Zee" and most recently Pivot's "Take Part Live." Newton is an award-winning British producer whose credits include executive producing the U.K's number one morning show, "Daybreak," and most recently serving as co-executive producer on "City Limits Live" for CNBC. Davilas' credits include four seasons with "The Doctors," which he launched and won a Daytime Emmy Award for, as well as stints at "The Martha Stewart Show" and "Anderson Live."

"We have strategically assembled a diverse team with strong leadership in Shane Farley and Co-EP, Rebecca Mayer, who will join Executive Producers Tyra Banks and Mark Schulman," said Hackner. "This is a dream team of award-winning television producers culled from the daytime world as well as cable reality, and together they are uniquely positioned to launch a modern and innovative new daytime franchise this fall."

Currently cleared in over 90% of the country, "FABLife" will broadcast from Los Angeles in front of a live audience. In addition to Banks, the lifestyle panel includes social media darling and foodie Chrissy Teigen, fashion guru Joe Zee, interior designer Lauren Makk, and do-it-yourself YouTuber Leah Ashley. The "FABLife" lifestylists will welcome celebrities, internet influencers, experts and everyday people to share their knowledge in a new and unique format that is fun, entertaining and informative.

"FABLife," is produced by Disney | ABC's Summerdale Productions and distributed by Disney | ABC Domestic Television.


About Disney | ABC Television Group

The Disney | ABC Television Group is composed of The Walt Disney Company's (NYSE: DIS) global entertainment and news television properties, owned television stations, and radio business. This includes ABC, ABC Studios, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Disney Channels Worldwide and ABC Family, as well as Disney | ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. The Company's equity interest in A+E Networks, Hulu and Fusion round out the Group's portfolio of media businesses.

  [june 2015]  


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