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Bethenny Frankel Just Signed a Huge New Business Deal

The Real Housewives of New York City's Bethenny Frankel has a brand new TV gig.

By Laura Rosenfeld
Bethenny Frankel

Bethenny Frankel's résumé is about to get a lot longer.

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The Real Housewives of New York City entrepreneur has signed a multi-year deal with MGM Television and Mark Burnett to develop TV projects, it was announced on Tuesday, March 19. Bethenny will work on unscripted projects as part of this development deal where she will serve as an executive producer and/or appear on-camera. “I am truly honored, humbled and grateful to be working with the powerhouse game changer Mark Burnett, the innovative Barry Posnick [president of unscripted television for MGM Television Group] and to have access to the unparalleled resources at MGM television," Bethenny said in a statement. "This is the opportunity of a lifetime and I intend to maximize its potential."

Bethenny has a long history with Burnett, the chairman of MGM Worldwide Television Group. She has appeared in two series produced by Burnett: as a contestant on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart in 2005 on which she earned the runner-up title and as an investor on Shark Tank beginning in Season 9. “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,’” Burnett said in a statement.

This won't be Bethenny's first time working behind the scenes in TV. She started her own TV production company, B Real Productions, which produced two seasons of Food Porn. She also created and produced the series Bethenny and Fredrik on Bravo, in which she and her good friend, Million Dollar Listing New York's Fredrik Eklund, partnered to take on the world of Manhattan real estate.

Of course, you can see Bethenny on your screen on RHONY Wednesdays at 9/8c. See what's next for the Big Apple bunch, below.

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