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.