Bethenny Frankel Reveals Feeling “Filtered” on Talk Show In Open Letter to Viewers

On the heels of her talk show's cancellation, Bethenny Frankel is speaking out about the program being axed. Frankel penned an open letter on her website, voicing her opinions as to why she felt her self-titled show was doomed. Frankel wrote:
In order to have the freedom to create a talk show, there are required elements that the job entails. This is the part that I didn't enjoy so much and that wasn't authentic to me. In addition, I tend to be quite inappropriate which may not be suitable for daytime television or for the suits that run network television nationwide.

Unlike my time on Bravo, I felt a bit diluted, filtered and somewhat constricted. I am a free spirit. My late father (a horse trainer) used to say "She is a mustang. You need to let her run." I am more comfortable in my natural surroundings and in a setting where I'm surrounded by crazy, where anything goes and where I can be authentically me. When interviewed about the show, I always said that it could only work if I was true to myself and only if it was genuinely a good fit and marriage which it turned out not to be.

Last week, Telepictures announced the Ellen DeGeneres-helmed talk show would not return for a second season. Read Frankel's letter in its entirety here.

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6 Responses

  1. Profile photo of blake3b

    Gotta love the spin. She complains about this AFTER her show was yanked. Not because it was lame and the ratings sucked, but because she didn’t have freedom. Yeah, okay.

  2. Profile photo of thecourt99

    Well, I have no doubt that she believes that if she had her freedom the show would have worked.

    I think the reality however, is that there were not enough people interested in her to watch.

  3. Profile photo of SoapArmageddon

    [quote=harlee490]It just shows once again she is untalented bi*ch ;)[/quote]

    :bigsmile: :love:

    The thing with these people is that they find themselves interesting, so they think the rest of the world should too.

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