BETHENNY'S BACK... ON BRAVO FOR "THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF NEW YORK CITY" SEASON SEVEN
NEW YORK - October 20, 2014 - Back by popular demand... Bravo Media announced today Bethenny Frankel will return to her roots for season seven of "The Real Housewives of New York City." First premiering in 2008, Frankel became an instant fan favorite appearing as a main cast member in seasons one through three of "The Real Housewives of New York City" as well as two spin-off series on the network, "Bethenny Getting Married?" and "Bethenny Ever After... " The new season will follow Bethenny and returning cast Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, Kristen Taekman, LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan.
"I'm genuinely excited, with a side of slightly nervous, for my return to 'The Real Housewives of New York City," said Frankel. "Bravo has always been the place on television where I have the freedom to be unfiltered, honest and inappropriate, with an audience who has been with me from the beginning. I can't wait to see what this next chapter brings for all of us. Watch what happens!"
"Bethenny is one of the most popular Housewives in the history of the franchise, and I couldn't be more excited she is coming home to Bravo!," said Andy Cohen, Host & Executive Producer, "Watch What Happens Live" and Executive Producer, "The Real Housewives" Franchise.
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From a natural foods chef to best-selling author, reality TV star and self-made businesswoman and mom, Frankel's wit, wisdom and humor first came to national attention when she was named first runner-up on NBC's "The Apprentice: Martha Stewart." Her success on the series led her to star in Bravo's hit series, "The Real Housewives of New York" for three seasons, as well as two spin-off series on the network, "Bethenny Getting Married?" and "Bethenny Ever After..."
Bethenny serves as the committed brand collaborator, developer and marketer for Skinnygirl Cocktails, one of the fastest growing spirits brands in the U.S. Frankel's Skinnygirl brand has grown to include food, wellness, and lifestyle products that provide women with practical solutions to everyday problems. In 2013, Frankel brought her distinct voice and candid point-of-view to daytime television on "Bethenny," her nationally syndicated daytime talk program and she has been named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities by Forbes magazine.
She is the four-time bestselling author of "Skinnydipping", "A Place of Yes: 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out Of Life", "Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting", "The Skinnygirl(TM) Dish: Easy Recipes for Your Naturally Thin Life". She has also authored "Skinnygirl Solutions: Simple Ideas, Extraordinary Results", the recently released children's book, "Cookie Meets Peanut," and her upcoming cocktail book, "Skinnygirl Cocktails."
"The Real Housewives of New York City" is produced by Shed Media U.S with Pam Healey, Lisa Shannon and Andrew Hoegl serving as Executive Producers.
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