Bethenny Frankel's Talk Show Canceled After One Season

The former Real Housewives of New York star will no longer hosting the daytime talk show.

By Leanne Aguilera Feb 14, 2014 4:38 PMTags
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Bye-bye, Bethenny.

After just one season of hosting her syndicated daytime talk show, Bethenny Frankel's series has been canceled. However, this decision will not immediately affect the scheduling. Fans of Bethenny, which was executive produced by the queen of daytime, Ellen DeGeneres, can continue to watch new episodes through May.

"I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures," Frankel said in a statement Friday morning. "My entire staff worked so hard and mad every day so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day."

Bethenny, whose original claim to fame was fan-favorite on The Real Housewives of New York, has been wildly successful in many different aspect of her career. In addition to landing a Bravo spinoff series, Bethenny is also the founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails and the author of four self-help books.

Despite all of her success, a source tells E! News that former housewife is "bummed out" that Bethenny has reached the end of its run. "She loved doing the show. But at the same time, it's a blessing in disguise," the source says. "She has so many other projects to work on. She's focused on continuing to build her brand and making it bigger and better than ever."

Sources also tell E! that while Bethenny enjoyed connecting with her fans while doing the show, she found the editing process tough. 

The production companies Telepictures and Fox were open to renewing Bethenny, for a second season, however the talk show lost its affiliate clearances, which represented about 70 percent of the country.

Bethenny launched in nationwide syndication last fall after a summer test in 2012. With just over 1.1 million viewers per episode, The show ranked No.14 among talkers above only Arsenio, The Test and Trisha.

"We are incredibly proud of the creativity, passion and professionalism Bethenny and her staff brought to daytime each and every day and look forward to finishing out the season with more great original episodes," A rep for Telepictures stated. "While we are disappointed not to be able to bring the series back for a second season, we remain convinced that Bethenny has a unique voice and that she will continue to be successful in the future."