BIG BETHENNY NEWS!!! Yesterday Bethenny tweeted: BREAKING NEWS! The queen of too much information is coming to DAYTIME!"
Bethenny Frankel Talk Show Finally A Go--At Least In Testing - Forbes
"I have exciting news for you guys,” reality star and millionaire Bethenny Frankel wrote on her blog today. “The queen of too much information is coming to DAYTIME! On the heels of the word this month that Frankel’s Bravo reality show Bethenny Ever After would make its third season its last, Fox announced today that a six-week run of Telepictures-produced Bethenny would begin airing this summer.
A year ago, we determined there was a need in the marketplace for a show that provided daytime women the opportunity to hang out with someone who understood their needs, desires and aspirations… a girlfriend,” said Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution in a statement. “The research is clear that Bethenny is that person. Fox shared our vision and we have partnered with them to demonstrate to the rest of the country how compelling such a show can be.”
According to the announcement, made at the annual National Association of Television Programming Executives conference, which kicked off yesterday, Bethenny will run on select Fox Television Stations including WNYW New York and KTTV Los Angeles in a six week test.
Ellen DeGeneres, who stars in her own talk show produced by Telepictures, will serve as executive producers alongside Frankel.
While a test-run is no sure thing, Frankel is, as always, in rose-colored glasses. And she’s rallying the troops: with an average weekly audience of 1.5 million built into Team Bethenny on TV and a quarter million fans on both Facebook and Twitter, she’s one star who understands the power of a loyal fan base. Here’s hoping it translates to eyeballs this summer."