Picks and Pans Review: The Three Faces of Bethenny

updated 03/07/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/07/2011 AT 01:00 AM EST

Her intriguing life-in-reality continues with Bethenny Ever After, premiering Feb. 28 on Bravo.

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Daughter Bryn may have fulfilled her-but has she mellowed? Unlikely. Bethenny already frets whether she can handle a second kid. Her own unhappy childhood haunts her, giving the mommy thread a weird poignancy.


She treats husband Jason with playful sarcasm, but her interaction with the in-laws is marked by a tensely smiling unwillingness to cede ground-we know the tone from The Real Housewives of New York City.


One of the House of Bravo's savviest players, she manages her career while contemplating a move to L.A. Then what? More shows like Skating with the Stars? Brunch with reality doyenne Lisa Vanderpump? We'll see.

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