Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Daytime TV: Bethenny

Bethenny Frankel Takes the Stage
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Love her, like her or loathe her, Bethenny Frankel is about to shake up your daytime.

As in, she's debuting her new talk show - from Ellen DeGeneres and the team behind Ellen - on Monday, Sept. 9. Bethenny (local listings) had a hugely successful test run last summer, so let's just say expectations for the former Real Housewives of New York star are high.

Our guess is that the New York-based show will be well produced, judging by photos of the Bethenny set and judging by the show's executive team. And we think it will be a solid second-tier talk show in the Nielsen ratings, meaning higher rated than shows like Wendy Williams and Rachael Ray but not quite up there with Ellen or Dr. Phil.

Bethenny won't be alone in trying make a mark in daytime TV this fall. Singer-actress Queen Latifah's show debuts on Monday, Sept. 16. But our guess is that, eh, it'll do just OK-ish.

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