Bethenny Frankel On The Cancellation Of Her Daytime Talk Show

By | Tuesday February 25, 2014 @ 6:58am PST
Nellie Andreeva

bethennyTen days after the cancellation of Bethenny, host Bethenny Frankel has written an open letter to fans about her experience on the show. She says she “felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted” and Warner Bros’ decision not to go forward with Season 2 came as a relief. You can read the full letter here, but here is an excerpt:

Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit… I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I’m surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me. When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be.

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Bethenny Frankel’s Talk Show Cancelled

By | Friday February 14, 2014 @ 7:42am PST
Nellie Andreeva

BethennyThere will be no second season for Bethenny, Bethenny Frankel’s softly rated syndicated daytime talk show executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres. The decision was made after producer Telepictures Prods. and its station partner, the Fox O&Os, which were open … Read More »

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Soft Start For ‘Bethenny’ As ‘Ellen’ Tops All Syndicated Talk Show Premieres

By | Tuesday September 10, 2013 @ 11:28am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: The bulk of syndicated daytime talk show premiered yesterday, including one of two new talkers, Warner Bros’ Bethenny, which debuted nationwide after a test on several Fox stations in summer 2012. Bethenny, hosted by Bethenny Frankel, opened with a 0.9/3 in households and 0.6/4 in women 25-54. That was in line with the debuts of the two new talk shows last fall that didn’t make it to second season: Jeff Probst (1.0, 0.7) and Ricki Lake (0.8, 0.4). The bright spot for Bethenny was its demo performance, which was up double digits from its lead-in and the time period’s average last September, while the show was down in households. But there was good news for Warner Bros as its other talker Ellen, whose host Ellen DeGeneres also produces Bethenny, topped all syndication talker openers for a second year in a row. Ellen drew a 3.1/8 in households and 1.8/11 in women 25-54. That was up a tenth from last fall’s premiere in HH and down 18% from last year’s all-time high season opener in women 25-54. Compared with last September’s and May’s averages, Ellen was up by double-digits. Katie entered Season 2 with a 2.0/6 in HH and 1.1/7 in women 25-54. That was down 29% in HH and 31% in women 25-54 from the series’ big series premiere last fall but still good enough for second place among the talk show openers in the demo behind Ellen. Dr. Phil (1.8, 0.7) was No. 2 in households with a rerun because of CBS’ US Open coverage and will launch its new season today. Dr. Oz (1.3, 0.6) was down from last year as was The Doctors (0.9, 0.4). Holdover Kelly & Michael (3.0, 1.2), which opened its new season last week, finished neck and neck with Ellen in HH. Read More »

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Bethenny Frankel’s Syndicated Talk Show Gets September Premiere Date

By | Friday May 3, 2013 @ 10:37am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Bethenny Frankel‘s daytime talk show will launch in national syndication on September 9. Bethenny, from Warner Bros and Ellen DeGeneres’ company, originally did a successful six-week summer test on several Fox-owned stations last summer, leading to … Read More »

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‘Bethenny’ Now Cleared In 97% Of Country For Fall Launch

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 8:25am PST

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution’s one-hour daily talk show hosted by Bethenny Frankel has been gaining momentum since a successful six-week test run on Fox-owned stations over the summer. Those came after Bethenny was eyed for a fall … Read More »

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Mike Sitrick, Shame On You…

By | Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 5:31pm PDT

sitrick.jpgI’ve known Mike Sitrick for a long time. He’s a PR maven who prides himself on being a family man. Which is why he should be filled with self-loathing for allowing his firm to promote a torture porn pic like Captivity, … Read More »

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