Bethenny will not be getting a second season.
The daytime talk show, hosted by former Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel, got the axe Friday, Deadline.com reports.
After a promising test run in six cities in the summer of 2012, Bethenny launched nationally this past fall to soft numbers. The show averaged 1.1 million viewers and a 0.9 household rating, ranking No. 14 among talk shows. Bethenny, executive-produced by Ellen DeGeneres, subsequently had lost affiliate clearance in many of its markets to TV stations making room for Meredith Vieira's upcoming daytime show, which launches this fall.
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"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," the show's production company, Telepictures, said in a statement. "While we are disappointed not to be able to bring the series back for a second season, we remain convinced that she has a unique voice and that she will continue to be successful in the future."
Added Frankel: "I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures. My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day."
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