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Bethenny Frankel’s talk show dies because TV stations didn’t want it

While Bethenny Frankel will star in another season of her Bravo reality series Bethenny Ever After, she will not get her own daytime talk show like Jeff Probst, Anderson Cooper, Tim Gunn, and other reality stars, because no one wanted to buy it.

The show “failed to sell in syndication and has been dropped by Telepictures,” The New York Post reported. Bethenny had “shot a pilot for her ‘advice-based’ program after numerous appearances ‘incubating’ the concept on The Ellen DeGeneres Show by appearing in segments that offered audiences advice on bargain shopping, relationships and healthy snacking,” the paper said, adding that station owners thought Bethenny was “too aggressive” when she met with them and had to have a “nice coach,” which she dismissed as idiotic.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that syndication efforts failed for her talk show, and added that “so far nothing has come of” plans for her to do the show just on a cable network, rather than in syndication.

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