Bethenny Frankel's Daytime Talk Show Canceled, Not Renewed for Second Season
One and done. Bethenny Frankel's daytime talk show, Bethenny, has been canceled and will not return for a second season, production company Telepictures confirmed to Us Weekly on Friday, Feb. 14.
"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," a statement from the company read. "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."
Indeed, a source tells Us Weekly that Frankel is a "fighter" and will "continue to fight to grow" her empire. "The truth is, while she did love the show, it was hard for her to be edited every day in the daytime talk show world," the source tells Us. "She is who she is, and she never wanted to have to edit herself, which she often had to do. So it is all for the best."
Bethenny, which is executive produced by Frankel's pal Ellen DeGeneres, launched in syndication last September, after a summer test run in 2012. Guests over the last several months have included Farrah Abraham, Nick Cannon, Christina Milian, and DeGeneres.
"I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures," the former Real Housewives of New York City star told Us in a statement. "My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all of my fans who tuned in every day."