Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Dies In Development

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A proposed nationally syndicated talk show to be hosted by reality TV star Bethenny Frankel will not go forward for fall 2012 as hoped, according to a source.

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In the wake of new talk show commitments for Katie Couric, Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst and others, Frankel’s distributor Telepictures (a division of Warner Bros.) could not land a commitment from a major U.S. station group for her proposed talk show, despite strong support from Ellen DeGeneres, as first reported by the New York Post.

Bethenny Ever After has completed production on a new season and will continue on Bravo.

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There have been reports that Frankel will seek to do a talk show for a cable channel, but so far nothing has come of that, according to a source.

Frankel came to fame as one of the Real Housewives of New York City. She was also featured on the show Bethenny Getting Married. She was also on the The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005. She also appeared on the ABC series Skating With The Stars.

Frankel also created the company Skinnygirl Cocktails, which she sold in April for  $120 million The Hollywood Reporter reported. .

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She has also been author of the books Naturally Thin: Unleash Your SkinnyGirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting, and The SkinnnyGirl Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life and A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life. She has also done an exercise video and an audio book.

 

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