Former New York Housewife Bethenny Frankel has hit a wall in her efforts to move from reality television to daytime syndication. Her proposed talk show is a no show after the major networks passed on it.
Frankel reportedly taped a pilot for the talk show in June. She was said to be working with syndicator Telepictures and talk show maven and producer Ellen DeGeneres, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“I want to be on TV in a format where I can have a longer conversation with my fans rather than 140 characters on Twitter,” Frankel said during an THR interview.
NBC was reportedly shopping for a daytime show for an open spot in its lineup.
But Frankel’s show was apparently big footed by other pending talk shows involving Katie Couric, Steve Harvey and Jeff Probst.
As a result, no major U.S. station would commit to the show, according to the New York Post.
Frankel may now be shopping the show to a cable channel, according to THR.
Frankel has been trying to build an entertainment and media franchise, with some success, since appearing on the inaugural season of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York City.”
She landed a spin-off sow, “Bethenny Getting Married” on Bravo, which has since morphed into another Bravo show, “Bethenny Ever After,” which has taped a new season.
Frankel also created the company Skinnygirl Cocktails, which The Hollywood Reporter infamously reported she sold for $120 million. The sale price turned out to be much less.
The brand is now being sued for false advertising after claiming its ingredients were all natural. Whole Foods has dropped the mix.
Frankel, who trained as a chef, has also written several popular diet books.