Bethenny Frankel Talk Show to Air in Syndication on Fox Stations, Beg. 2013
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bethenny Frankel's talk show will be launched in national syndication on FOX stations beginning in 2013. The former 'Real Housewives of New York' star had a successful six-week trial run of the her chat fest last spring. According to the report, Warner Bros has sold the show to FOX stations which will air it on their biggest U.S. markets.
Frankl confirmed the news of a national pick up when she appeared on the Ellen Show last week. “We are not going to give a lot of details, because we can’t," she revealed, "but it is safe to say...the television show will be back on the air.” The Skinny girl creator added, “Hosting a talk show this summer and connecting with women every day made me realize that I have found my true passion. My heartfelt thanks go out to my dedicated fans who tuned in and helped make this great opportunity happen.”
BETHENNY, a one-hour daily talk show, debuted in June 2012 on FOX-owned stations and performed well in the key demographic of women, aged 25 - 54 years old. “This summer’s test proves Bethenny has a distinctive unique appeal that woman flock to. No matter the time period or city, with no off air support, and in the middle of the summer, daytime viewers made Bethenny Frankel appointment TV. We always believed that Bethenny had the talent, popularity and credibility with daytime viewers to become appointment television and are thrilled to be bringing her to the rest of the country,” said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
Hilary Estey McLoughlin, President, Telepictures Productions, commented, “Bethenny was born to do this. She has such a distinctive point of view and is so real, honest, funny and relatable and her life and professional experience offer a great foundation for the talk show. She has rabid fans who can't get enough of her and they showed up this summer for the test and will follow her anywhere. Bethenny will continue to connect with the daytime audience with a positive, fun, inspirational, informational and entertaining talk show.”