Bethenny Frankel reportedly nearing 2013 pickup for daytime talk show

For those of you who have been enjoying Bethenny Frankel’s foray into daytime television, there is some good news — it is looking more and more like it will stick around for a while longer.

According to some new reports, the former “Real Housewives of New York City” cast member has fared well enough with her daytime series “Bethenny” in select test markets that the show could be picked up for national syndication beginning in what would likely be fall 2013. However, a spokesperson for Fox TV stations balked at the claim, saying that a firm decision would be made after the show finishes up the final two weeks of its six-week test.

How well is Bethenny’s show doing? Let’s just say that it is out-performing the last notable talk show in a similar position — the now-syndicated “The Wendy Williams Show” — by a pretty wide margin. Then again, this was also expected given that Frankel is far more of a national star than Williams was at the point that she first launched her talk career.

Bethenny has benefited from booking some big stars for her test run, including her friend Lea Michele and her executive producer Ellen DeGeneres. She also has received some positive reviews for her willingness to tackle some risque and adult subjects that many other talk series often choose to shy away from. Handling a show that runs five days a week can be a difficult endeavor, but Frankel has come across as energetic, sharp-witted, and often even stronger than she did on her original installment in the “Real Housewives” franchise or her “Bethenny Ever After” spin-off.

Have you been enjoying Bethenny’s talk show, and would you like to see more of it next year? Be sure to check out some more of the latest “Real Housewives” news!

Photo: Bethenny Frankel, Fox

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