Bethenny Frankel to Join The View?!

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Bethenny Frankel's talk show was canceled back in February, and the former Real Housewife claimed she was happy it was over, as she felt "diluted" and "constricted" by the daytime chat format.

Well, apparently she felt even more diluted and constricted by not getting a paycheck, because new reports indicate that Bethenny is in "serious talks" to join the long-running panel discussion show "The View."

"The View is looking for someone to spice up the show," a source tells VH1. "Someone with lots of opinions and a big personality and Bethenny is at the top of the list."

Paul Bernon and Bethenny Frankel

As an opinionated, highly vocal co-host with a reality TV background, Frankel would make an ideal replacement for former Survivor contestant Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck left The View last year for a gig at Fox News.

Of course, Bethenny may want to wait until things settle down a bit in her personal life before she makes any major professional commitments.

Recently, Frankel settled her custody battle with Jason Hoppy after a long, bitter dispute that damaged the reputations of both parties.

While Frankel has yet to make any official announcement, a source says that she's, "very interested in getting back to TV," adding:

"It is the only job she knows. She's telling friends that she thinks she can save The View."

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