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Bethenny Frankel Signs Multi-Year Production Deal With MGM TV And Mark Burnett!

Bethenny Frankel has landed a multi-year deal with MGM Television and Mark Burnett to generate unscripted TV projects that the Real Housewives of New York City star will produce, some of which will be star vehicles for her, according to Deadline.

The site reports that Burnett, the MGM Worldwide Television Group Chairman, made the deal directly with Frankel and her attorneys at Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks.

“We are thrilled to have Bethenny Frankel join the MGM television family and bring her unique entertainment savvy that has been loved by viewers since her appearance on The Apprentice and Shark Tank,” said Burnett.

“Bethenny is a force. Her energy, attitude and entrepreneurial experience aligns perfectly with what we have planned for MGM in the years ahead for new network, cable, SVOD and syndication series,” says Barry Poznick, president of unscripted television for MGM Television Group.

“I am truly honored, humbled and grateful to be working with the powerhouse game changer Mark Burnett, the innovative Barry Poznick and to have access to the unparalleled resources at MGM television” said Frankel. “This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I intend to maximize its potential.”

Frankel rose to fame when she was a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005 and years later joining the team on Shark Tank, both of which were produced by Burnett. However, the became a household name when she join the cast of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City. She first appeared on the first three seasons but left after she scored her own Bravo spin-off series, Bethenny Getting Married? and Bethenny Ever After.

Frankel then landed her own talk show, but after its cancellation, Frankel returned to RHONY during the show's seventh season and had been on the show ever since. Frankel has released many book, which most of them have become NY Time's Best Sellers and she is the founder and CEO of her lifestyle brand, Skinnygirl.

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