CHATTYGIRL. Hamptons and Montauk habitue Bethenny Frankel, founder of the Skinnygirl brand, launches her talk show "Bethenny" on WNYW/5 Monday at 11 a.m. She tells Newsday she credits "The Real Housewives of New York City" for being "an incredibly powerful platform that allowed me to showcase my existing brand and business," adding, "It was the sole reason that I did the show." Nor does she miss it. " 'Housewives' is a time in my life that I will always remember," she says, but "that adventure is part of the past."
PREMIERES. Actress twins "Tia & Tamera" Mowry are back for season two Monday night on Style at 8, followed at 9 by the new "Chicagolicious," about the stylists at a Windy City hair salon . . . Even a steamroller gets towed tonight on the season-three premiere of truTV's "Lizard Lick Towing," at 10 . . . At 11 p.m., follow performance coach / musical director Trapper Felides in Oxygen's new "The Next Big Thing: NY" . . . In a new A&E show with back-to-back episodes Tuesday at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., two "Barter Kings" trade up from low-value items to expensive ones, with no cash changing hands . . . Amber Portwood and the rest of the "Teen Mom" ladies return for season four tomorrow at 10 p.m. on MTV . . . The New York shop Kleinfeld tries to make brides-to-be "Say Yes to the Dress" in season eight, premiering Friday at 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on TLC, followed at 10 p.m. by the spinoff "Randy to the Rescue," in which fashion director Randy Fenoli goes on the road.
RECAPS.Emily Maynard cut Charlie Grogan, Michael Nance and Nathan Bakke on "The Bachelorette" . . . Robin Thicke's singing partner Alexis Foster was the first elimination on "Duets" . . . and Gordon Ramsay cut Tavon Hubbard and Chris Carrero on "Hell's Kitchen."