YAAAAAAS. Best TV news I’ve heard all day: Bethenny Frankel is coming back to Real Housewives of New York City for season 7. Of course, this isn’t great news for her – clearly she’s only coming back because all the other shit she banked on taking off hasn’t really happened. The talk show failed, her marriage is over and I don’t think those Skinnygirl margaritas ever really caught on, either, did they?
That being said, Bethenny was on the show when it was at its height, and her resting bitch face (and non-resting bitch attitude) were a definite highlight of the show. She was somewhat the glue that held it together, drama-wise, and I loved her for it, so this can only be a good thing that she’s coming back.
From US Weekly:
The former talk show host, whose self-titled daytime program was cancelled in February, will appear in the show’s upcoming seventh season, insiders tell Us. Producers hope her return will help boost ratings, which fell to 1 million (from a record 2.6 million) during season six. “Bringing her back is a last-ditch effort,” one source says.
Frankel will benefit, too, by having an outlet to promote her Skinnygirl empire, which includes a cocktail line, shapewear, and several books, including a new children’s book, Cookie Meets Peanut. (The story was inspired by her 4-year-old daughter, Bryn, and her beloved dog, Cookie.)
This seems so juicy, I love it. They’re even talking about bringing Jill and Kelly back to “rehash” the old issues, though that’s just talk. Bravo is desperate since the show ratings are tanking (and no wonder – all the good people left!) but I will DEF tune in for this shit.