The Skinnygirl founder says ‘Bethenny’ made her feel “edited, diluted and a little bit controlled”
If anyone expected Bethenny Frankel to be heartbroken over the cancellation of her talk show, she’s not. In fact, she claims she feels relieved.
“I felt edited and diluted, a little bit controlled,” Frankel told host Andy Cohen on Tuesday night’s “Watch What Happens Live.” “And I’m not really great when I’m shackled. As you know, you have to kind of unleash the beast.”
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Frankel said she wanted the talk show to succeed and see a second season not because she enjoyed the experience but because fans believed in her. Producer Telepictures canceled “Bethenny” in February, during its first season, due to low ratings.
“I wanted it to get renewed because of how many people are invested in it,” Frankel said. “But ultimately, it was not what I really should be doing. I really didn’t love it the way that I thought that I would.”
“Bethenny” averaged a 0.7 rating among women 25-54 this season and pulled in just over 1.1 million total viewers per episode, compared to Queen Latifah‘s 1.5 million and Ellen DeGeneres‘ 3.9 million. DeGeneres was a co-creator and producer on “Bethenny.”