The Real Housewives Roundtable Discusses: Bethenny Frankel Returns to ‘RHONY’

Bethenny Frankel, businesswoman, former talk show host and Skinny Girl (possibly Skinny Broke Girl) is returning to the cast of The Real Housewives of New York for season 7. Depending on how you look at it, Frankel’s return–she left after season 3 in 2010–could be a sad admission of defeat to her post-Housewives rebranding efforts, a ploy for Bravo to drum up better ratings for the ailing franchise with a returning star or the best thing that has ever happened to television in the last two years. Or all of the above! We took the conversation to the RHONY roundtable to discuss our predictions about the future of Frankel, as well as relive some of our best memories of her self-aware freak-outs.

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