Bethenny Frankel and Ellen DeGeneres teased the return of "Bethenny"
and now, it's official. Fox Television Stations has announced the national syndication launch for the Warner Bros. Television Group talk show is set for 2013.
“I am so excited for this next adventure," Frankel raved. "Hosting a talk show this summer and connecting with women every day made me realize that I have found my true passion. My heartfelt thanks go out to my dedicated fans who tuned in and helped make this great opportunity happen. This show will be for us. I am truly grateful for FOX's support of the show as well as Warner Brothers' and Telepictures' belief in me. I can't wait to get started!”
“Bethenny” will debut on 17 FOX-owned stations, including, New York (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Chicago (WFLD), Philadelphia (WTXF), Dallas (KDFW), Boston (WFXT), Atlanta (WAGA), D.C. (WTTG), Houston (KRIV), Detroit (WJBK), Phoenix (KSAZ), Tampa (WTVT), Minneapolis (KMSP), Orlando (WOFL), Memphis (WHBQ), Austin (KTBC) and Ocala (WOGX).
Frankel made news this summer with her show's six-week test run, which aired in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Dallas, Phoenix and Minneapolis.
"This is what can happen if you put something different in daytime. The ratings prove it," said Frank Cicha, Senior VP of Programming. "Throughout this test, the 'Bethenny' program pushed boundaries, overhauling traditional talk topics with an energy and freshness we haven’t seen in a long time. Congrats to Bethenny Frankel and the entire Warner Bros. team for playing like winners on this one.”
To celebrate the big news, Frankel will again return to "Ellen" on Monday, Sept. 24, to play the "Bethenny" game "Would You Ever?"
"Ellen" airs weekdays in syndication. "Bethenny" will launch in syndication in 2013.