"Ellen made it happen for me here," she said to the studio audience. "We were on a break and [Ellen] said, "I'd like to produce a talk show with you…' and now it's happening!"
Bethenny, husband Jason Hoppy and daughter Brynn packed up their lives in NYC and hopped across the country so she could start filming the show, which the former Real Housewife says will be about "everything from sex to marriage to breast-feeding to body issues."
When asked about her "dream guests," she picked a rather unorthodox choice considering the show's platform.
"I was thinking Justin Bieber, because maybe one day Brynn will marry him," Bethenny answered. "But that's kind of selfish."
Oh, please book him, Bethenny, and please ask his opinions on "breast-feeding, sex and body issues." Please.
One thing the reality star is not a fan of? Erotic novel Fifty Shades of Gray.
"Fifty Shades of Vibrators," she deadpanned. "[I haven't read the book], I don't have that extra fantasy life. I feel like women who read that book are a little repressed… and that's where they bust out. It's almost like a guilty pleasure."
Fans of Ms. Frankel know she likes to regale audiences with a blunt and at times acidic tongue, so it should come as no surprise that she plans to shock and humor guests on her show, too. Ellen told her to "do your thing; be yourself."
"There's going to be a lot of heated topics," she said. "We're going there."