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Bethenny Frankel finds new 'Neighbors'

Reality star-turned-daytime host set for scripted-series debut on ABC sitcom

By Kenny Herzog Jan 16, 2013 9:40AM
Former "Real Housewives of New York City" socialite Bethenny Frankel may be going through a divorce in her romantic life, but her career is teeming with new and fruitful unions. Not only does her eponymous, syndicated talk show hit a daytime cable guide near you this fall, but now she's making her first-ever appearance on a scripted sitcom.
Entertainment Weekly reports that the soon-to-be single mom and lifestyle guru is dropping by "The Neighbors" for an episode shooting this week and airing in April. According to the story, B-Frank will pop up in “Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems" as a businesswoman who helps Jami Gertz's Debbie Weaver get into the handbag business. (Hey, look what it did for Monica Lewinsky.)

This is quite a bold step for the ex-reality star, indicating that maybe NeNe Leakes isn't the only one-time TV housewife ready for a transition into legitimate success. All we know is, we love us some "Neighbors" (as you can read about in more detail here), so Bethenny better not mess this up.

"The Neighbors" airs Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC.