Bethenny Frankel Should Ditch the Talk Show & Return to 'Real Housewives' (VIDEO)

bethenny frankelI've always been a fan of Bethenny Frankel since her days on The Real Housewives of New York. She's smart, funny, honest, and seems like a heck of a lot of fun. That's why it pains me to see her embark on her latest venture -- a daytime talk show.

Her new show Bethenny is set to premiere Monday at 11 a.m., which is a big time slot. As excited as I am for her and this major opportunity, however, I fear she's pretty much doomed to fail.

Time after time we see people think they can make a talk show work, and time after time they fail. From Sharon Osbourne to Queen LatifahTony Danza to Megan Mullally, they have gone down. And these are people we like, think are funny, and were rooting for as well. Even Kris Jenner, with the pull of photos of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's baby, North West, hasn't been able to make her show work, as it reportedly faces cancellation.

The fact is, it's a tough gig, these daytime talk shows, and personality just isn't enough to go up against the long-standing heavy hitters. To succeed, someone is going to have to come up with something truly unique that blows us away. Based on the teaser, I don't think Bethenny is going to do that. It just looks like more of the same.

I'm pulling for her, really I am, and maybe I'm tainted by my strong desire for her to drop everything and return to The Real Housewives of New York. (Please, Bethenny, please!) It's really where she belongs, and it would pull that show right back up to the level of awesomeness it showed in its early seasons. Plus, can you imagine how great she and Carole Radziwill would be together?

I'm not holding my breath for a RHONY return (she's said before those days are over), and I do wish her all the success in the world. But if it doesn't work out, she should really think about giving Andy Cohen a call.

Will you watch Bethenny's talk show? Do you think it will succeed or fail?


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nonmember avatar Patricia Butler

Isn't this the second season of her talk show?

nonmember avatar Linda

Well I am not pulling for Bethenny. I think she has truly proved the person she is by her actions in her divorce. I hope her talk show fails quickly. I think she is a money hungry, self-centered person and only cares about herself. Bethenny I hope you fail and go back to where you came from "OFF TV".

nonmember avatar Cogentiva

I think a better job for Bethenny would be hosting or co-hosting Watch What Happens with or without Andy Cohen. She's the most insightful about Housewife doings. She misses nothing. I'd love to hear her unpack the different Housewife shows.

nonmember avatar Wanda

I think Bethenny will be okay even if the talk show fails, it is an oversaturated market, like you I would love for her to come back to RHNY but I know that won't happen :(

Cathy Estright Stahlman

I CAN NOT WAIT ......LOVE LOVE LOVE BETHENNY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!you rock

nonmember avatar Cass

Hope the show is cancelled ASAP. That first-day 15 min intro-monologue sounded sappy & pathetic. Felt embarrassed listening to it & the awkwardness. And, she needs to lose those uber-short, little girl tutu skirts. They look so silly on a grown woman, her age. Only tune in for about 5-10 minutes, then have to switch channels. Sorry, but dumb show.

nonmember avatar Lisa

I think Bethenny's show is a complete embarrassment. There are not guests on there that I even know. It's targetted to idiots because all she talks about is stupid relationships and has idiotic panels for it. Every single show I saw till I threw up from her fakeness,her fake botoxed face crying and hugging people. She's horrid and her show is a joke.. End it already..There are I'm sure much better shows to put on the air.Hers comes across as so cheap and disgusting and hugely embarrassing..If she thinks we're buying the fake hugs and kisses, guess again!! An audience can pick up fakeness a million miles away and this chick is as fake as they come..

nonmember avatar Laura Lindsay

Please get cancelled. Please

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