Remember this summer when reality alumna and sickeningly sweet diet liquor mogul Bethenny Frankel had a test talk show on Fox? Well, she passed the test, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Telepicturs (who makes Ellen DeGeneres‘ show and Rosie O’Donnell‘s before her) is going to produce her show, the one-name-only Bethenny, for a national audience that will go live to Fox stations across the country starting in 2013. I guess Telepictures was looking to get some experience with a non-lesbian host. Her test performed especially well in the key demographic of young women who connect with Bethenny’s signature style of brash but funny outspokenness. The also like associating with skinny girls. Who doesn’t?
Bethenny is going to have her work cut out for her, going up against a whole host of new and veteran talent trying to be the next Oprah, hosts like Anderson Cooper, Katie Couric, Ricky Lake, Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst, and, of course Ellen herself. The best of luck to her, but somewhere, in a dark apartment in New York, Jill Zarin is stewing and trying to figure out how to get a show of her own.
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