Former Real Housewife of New York Bethenny Frankel had a series of reality shows under her belt by the time she landed her own talk show.
The talk show tested well, although headlines became increasingly negative.
Following what became overwhelming bad press about Bethenny herself, the guests, and the backstage drama, the show was dropped.
There were rumours Bethenny struggled to get guests and one RadarOnline source alleged that producers would restrict access to its big sister show, Ellen, unless celebrities went on Bethenny’s show first.
Frank Cicha, senior VP and president of programming for the FOX Television Stations tells the Hollywood Reporter he would love to have the show back on air, but too much damage has been done.
The show had a successful test run last summer and went on air last fall. “If we had our [way], Bethenny would have come back,” he admitted. “But even though it worked for us, we couldn’t keep it on the air.”
“The Bethenny test numbers were gigantic, but a year later nobody cared…” he admitted.