It’s official. Bethenny Frankel‘s talk show, Bethenny, has been cancelled. And the show’s only halfway through its first season.
A rep for Telepictures released a statement saying, “We are incredibly proud of the creativity, passion and professionalism Bethenny and her staff brought to daytime each and every day and look forward to finishing out the season with more great original episodes. While we are disappointed not to be able to bring the series back for a second season, we remain convinced that she has a unique voice and that she will continue to be successful in the future.”
Bethenny herself added, “I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures. My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day.”
The show will remain in production through the end of the current season which will end in May.
I can’t really say that I’m surprised. Bethenny’s ratings weren’t the best. You have quite other talk show hosts, like Wendy Williams and Queen Latifah, that offer the same things that Bethenny does–celebrity news, interviews, and the like. There’s nothing really original about the show. I like Bethenny, but I don’t think she stood out enough. Hopefully, she finds a new successful venture elsewhere. Wishing her the best.
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