Bethenny Frankel, once just a character on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York,” continues her tear towards ubiquity: she’s reportedly filming a talk show pilot right now.
And Ellen DeGeneres is helping produce it.
Frankel’s last book, A Place of Yes, was a bestseller — and if that doesn’t sound like a tome set to spark an advice-show career, we don’t know what does.
So where could Frankel land on the daytime schedule?
Developments like this make soap fans brace for more bad news — but they might not have to.
NBC would presumably get first dibs on Frankel’s show — Bravo, the cable channel that launched her career, is their sister network.
Right now, they’ve got DeGeneres on at 4 p.m., Nate Berkus at 3 p.m., and various syndicated programming — often “Real Housewives” reruns — at 2 p.m.
So we’re guessing Frankel will weasel her way into that arrangement — either sliding into the 2 p.m. slot (which would put her head-to-head with “The Talk” on CBS) or bumping Berkus back to 2 p.m. and carrying DeGeneres’s lead-in.
Breathe a sigh of relief, soap opera devotees. Your programs (what’s left of them) should be safe for now.
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