Inside The ‘Real Housewives’ Reckoning That’s Rocking Bravo

Amid disturbing allegations, Bethenny Frankel’s calls for a union, and a whole lot of drinking, reality TV’s most popular stars are facing their demons.

Bethenny Frankel Will Do Just About Anything To Support Her Reality TV Star Peers

SAG-AFTRA To Support Bethenny Frankel’s Push For Reality Performer Protection

Actors guild says it is in contact with Frankel’s attorney and seeks to “engage in a new path to union coverage.”

Bethenny Frankel Calls For Reality TV Strike: ‘We’re Getting Screwed, Too’

Bethenny Frankel To Exit ‘Real Housewives Of New York’

Bethenny Frankel Launches Production Company

Frankel Returning To ‘Real Housewives Of New York’

Bethenny Said To Be In Talks With ‘The View’

According to Rob Shuter of VH1’s The Gossip Show, the ex-New York Housewife has been in talks with ABC to become a permanent fixture on the morning show. “The View is looking for someone to spice up the show,” an insider tells Shuter. “Someone with lots of opinions and a big personality and Bethennny is at the top of the list.” Apparently several secret conversations have occurred but no deal has been reached yet.

Bethenny Frankel ‘Relieved’ About Canceled Show

Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show Canceled

There will be no second season for Bethenny, Bethenny Frankel’s syndicated daytime talk show executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. So far this season, Bethenny is averaging a 0.7 rating among women 25-54, tied at No. 11 among talk shows with this season’s other rookie, Sony Pictures Television’s Queen Latifah, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s Jerry Springer and CBS Television Distribution’s The Doctors.


Verdicts Deferred For Shows On Bubble

After this week’s annual programming marketplace in Miami Beach, the fates of a number of shows are still up in the air. “We’ll know in mid February” was a common refrain. But deals were certainly being done, by syndicators both large and small.


‘Bethenny’ Debuting Today Is All Bethenny

Following a successful summer test run, the syndicated show from Executive Producer Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. launches today, and host Bethenny Frankel says it reflects her vision: “I feel even better about this now than I did with the summer test. I have my own people. I am involved in every single thing, down to the muffins in the dressing rooms.”

‘Bethenny’ All Set For Syndication Launch

Bethenny Frankel today unveiled the set for her new Telepictures-produced talk show Bethenny from executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. The New York-based show’s set is full of soft blues, pinks with a warm wood floor and a bright-white crescent sofa in the middle of the stage that’s covered with pastel yellow and pastel blue pillows. The show tapes at CBS Broadcast Center in Manhattan. Warner Bros. is distributing Bethenny, which will debut on Monday, Sept. 9, in 98% of TV homes, including on launch group Fox Television Stations’ WNYW New York at 11 a.m., KTTV Los Angeles at 3 p.m. and WFLD Chicago at 4 p.m.

Whistle-Stop Promo Push For ‘Bethenny’

Bethenny Frankel will travel to eight cities in a month to tape segments for her upcoming Telepictures syndicated talk show.


‘Bethenny’ Push To Feature Digital, Cable

Plans to get the word out about the new Telepictures talker include the largest Warner Bros. digital media campaign ever for a syndicated talk show, including geo-targeting, as well as investments in national cable.


Syndicators Rally Stations With Promo Plans

ArsenioBethennyTelevision’s major syndicators will meet next week with TV station creative services directors at the third annual PromaxBDA Station Summit, sharing promotional plans and trying to whip up some of that enthusiasm for their new offerings including CBS Television Distribution’s Arsenio Hall and Bethenny from Warner Bros.

‘Bethenny’ To Launch Sept. 9 In 98% Of U.S.

Following a successful six-week summer test on select Fox-owned stations, the Warner Bros.-distributed syndicated talk show Bethenny is back and has now been cleared in 98% of the United States. Hosted by Bethenny Frankel, the show will premiere on Monday, Sept. 9. Check out the first promo that is being provided to the Fox stations that ran the summer test.

Bethenny Frankel’s Show Hires EPs

Terence Noonan and Meghan Schaefer Spielberg have been named executive producers of Bethenny Frankel’s upcoming daytime talk show. It’s set to debut this fall in 97% of the U.S.

‘Bethenny Ever After’ Star Getting Divorced


In Syndication, All Eyes Now On 2013

With the 2012-13 syndication season barely underway, distributors and broadcasters are turning their attention to next season. Fox gave Warner Bros. the green light on the tested Bethenny Frankel (left) talk show, and Sony is close to a deal for Queen Latifa. Tribune is developing a court show and the wannabes are lining up.

After Solid Fox Test, ‘Bethenny’ Awaits Fate

Bethenney Frankel wraps up her six-week test run on six Fox stations Friday after posting solid ratings. Broadcasters following the test believe Fox will give the talk show from Warner Bros. a permanent slot with some speculating the launch could be moved up from fall 2013 to January. Fox says no decisions have been made.

Fox Stations Set To Give OK To ‘Bethenny’

The group is poised to pick up the daytime talk show from Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution for fall 2013 based on its strong performance in its current six-market test run.

Bethenny Frankel Settles $100M Manager Lawsuit


‘Bethenny’ Poised For Summer Test Flight

The new talk show that Warner Bros. and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres hopes to take into syndication next year is launching a six-week run on six Fox O&Os next week. Host Bethenny Frankel says the show won’t be Ellen 2.0: “I’m edgy and inappropriate — Ellen isn’t. I’m not trying to do what Ellen does. I’m doing what I do.” That includes talking about relationships, sex, marriage, money, how to get your kids to eat properly and balancing work and a stable home life.

Bethenny Frankel Talker Test Set For June

The former Real Housewives star will get a six-week test run on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles and four other markets.

NATPE 2012

Fox Stations, WB Slot ‘Bethenny’ Test Run

Reality TV star, entrepreneur and author Bethenny Frankel to host a daily talk show on Fox-owned stations that will get a six-week preview this summer.

Lake, Frankel, Probst Eye NBC Daytime Slot

The Peacock stations may pick up one more hour of daytime in 2012, and the contest pits existing (but ailing) shows against risky new upstarts.

Bethenny Frankel Taping Talk Show Pilot

Sources confirm the Bravo star is working with Ellen DeGeneres on the Telepictures produced show.