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Bethenny Frankel's Post-RHONY Plans: Making New Shows That May or May Not Be About Bethenny Frankel

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Bethenny Frankel is OUT at RHONY and IN at MGM, where she has entered into a production partnership with Mark Burnett and will reportedly produce a slate of “female-centric” television shows. One of these shows is a “soft-scripted” show about a group of “hilarious women,” which sounds a little like a show Frankel just left, right? Who will Frankel cast as the Bethenny Frankel on the Bethenny Frankel RHONY? RHONY—who needs you? Not Bethenny Frankel! (Sorry, Andy).

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Variety reports that Frankel dug into her new MGM deal on the Emmy purple carpet on Sunday night, revealing some of the project details. In addition to the soft-scripted show—soft-scripted means there’s a set story arc with lots of room for ad-libbing, not that that’s all that different from reality TV—Frankel says there’ll be a competition show that’s a “continuation of [Frankel’s] story with a business twist,” a “women coming-of-age” show, something comedy-related, and another business-related program.

So far, it doesn’t sound like Frankel will star in any of these programs, but I can’t help but think she’ll pop up in at least some of them, either in cameo or fictionalized form. And if she doesn’t, I will NOT be watching.

Night blogger, author of GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO PEOPLE YOU HATE.

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