Bethenny Frankel talk show a no go?
November 29th, 2011
12:15 PM ET

Bethenny Frankel talk show a no go?

In June, it looked like reality show vet Bethenny Frankel was poised to host her own talk show, but sources tell the Hollywood Reporter that the effort didn't gain interest from stations.

Frankel, who came to fame on "The Real Housewives of New York City" before moving on to her own Bravo reality franchises, was reportedly gearing up to host a nationally syndicated talk show with help from Ellen DeGeneres. A pilot was reportedly produced by Telepictures, which also works on DeGeneres' talk show, and Frankel herself had mentioned that she had hosting aspirations.

"I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter,” she'd said in an earlier interview with THR. “It probably will be a talk show.”

But a source now tells THR that the talk show isn't destined to appear next fall as was previously hoped.

According to the New York Post's Page Six, Frankel was working on an advice-based program. The report suggests that the pilot was unable to generate interest and got lost in a sea of syndicated talk shows, including ones from Katie Couric and Ricki Lake.

But all may not be lost: Rumor has it that Frankel may be able to host a program on cable, although THR notes that nothing has come of that.

In the meantime, there's still her reality show on Bravo, "Bethenny Ever After," which has just completed a new season, according to THR.

Filed under: Celebrities • television

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  1. @mr ed

    Rly what is ur problem ? Big man behind ur computer talking smack at women. K now come back and say it was not u posting all over here about these girls. In 3 2 1..

    November 30, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  2. Alecia aka Missy aka Naughty Desiree

    What me and my gf starrfire get down and dirty @ ! I LIVE UP TO MY NAME ! !

    November 30, 2011 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. tracie


    November 29, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Truth

    Seriously it looks like this worthless cun+ had a few reverse facelifts lol. Maybe she came from a planet with 20x gravity, causing her face to sag down to her knees?

    November 29, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. patinjersey

    Thank the Lord of good taste somewhere! Whoever puts this vapid, shallow individual on tv again is seriously character-compromised! Really.. enough is enough. I want some hardworkin' women to get a chance at doing something!

    November 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Banasi

    Hello skeletor, I didn't know you grew your hair out?

    November 29, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |


    November 29, 2011 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dianna

    you people are horrible! is it really needed to critize a person's career based on thier looks. she didn't say she was going to be the perfect face model geeze

    November 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      Are you retarded, this womans only claim to fame is the SKINNY GIRL line of products.

      You don't want us to judge the looks of a person whose entire business model is based on looks?

      December 1, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  9. dianna

    Really, does looks really have anything to do with talent, character, and brains? NO Please stop attacking people on here based on their looks.

    November 29, 2011 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      For men, no not really. For women, if you don't have the looks, nothing else matters, you're for all intended purposes completely worthless if not attractive. The world has no use for ugly women, all they ever do is whine and complain on how no one likes them, and they keep spitting out ugly children.
      Wow...after contemplating what I just typed, I had an epiphany, being a woman this day in age must really suck!

      November 29, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Truth

    What in the $%#& is wrong with her face?

    November 29, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Evel Knievel

    She'll be on cable alright, cable access

    November 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Yugo

    Thanks goodness. There must be a god.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. LBW

    I agree. Take your money and go away.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. sicilian

    Talk show now a days has to have one of two formats: either really trasy (Springer) or have A-lister guests. She would be neither, therefore she would fall into the "boring" category. Take the millions you're making from Skinny Vodka and sail around the world.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. NickNack

    I think she is so gorgeous. What a wonderful and beautiful lady.

    November 29, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      We looking at the same person?

      November 29, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Madtown

      I love sarcasm! She is one nasty looking creature. Holy Skeletor, look at that picture! Embarrassing..

      November 29, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  16. good riddance

    So TV stations actually have standards... meh... probably not.

    November 29, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |

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