Sonja Morgan: Replacing Bethenny Frankel?

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It's been confirmed that Bethenny Frankel is receiving her very own reality show.

When, therefore, is she exiting The Real Housewives of New York City? According to Life & Style, this will take place around the season's fifth episode, as Frankel's replacement has already been announced and booked: NYC socialite Sonja Morgan.

"It was just signed yesterday," a source told the tabloid last week. "It's not pretty between Bethenny and the other cast members in the episodes that they've already taped... the show is going to explode this season!"

Pic of Bethenny Frankel

However, this is news to Bethenny.

In light of the casting talk, she Tweeted:

the rumors about me not being on housewives are false. you're stuck with me!!! I repeat: I'm on housewives for season 3!!

Guess we'll need to tune in and find out. Gee, we wonder if that is Bravo's goal in all this?

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