Bethenny Frankel isn’t having a great week. Just days after the news that a lawsuit is being filed against the “Skinnygirl” barroness for misleading labels on her margaritas, Page Six is reporting Frankel’s planned talk show is being dropped by TelePictures after failing to sell in syndication.
But according to Page Six sources, Beth’s upcoming show isn’t completely DOA. There is still interest from from cable and network television decision makers. Plus, as the Post story notes, the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star still has ties to Bravo exec Andy Cohen.
Frankel shot a pilot for her “advice-based” talker following several primer appearances on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” where she gave advice on topics ranging from relationships and healthy snacking to bargain shopping. (DeGeneres was also reportedly attached as a producer.)
Apparently local stations were uninterested in the pilot given the supersaturated field of daytime talk shows, including upcoming projects from Katie Couric, Ricki Lake, Steve Harvey, and “Survivor” host Jeff Probst.
A Page Six insider close to TelePictures said “several stations expressed interest” in Frankel’s foray into daytime, “but there’s probably not room for [Bethenny’s show] this year.”
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