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You can't get much further from reality than "The Neighbors." So it's probably fitting that Bethenny Frankel, known for her extensive reality-television career, will make her first leap into primetime scripted TV appearance on the comedy.

Frankel will appear on a "Neighbors" episode airing in the spring, EW.com reports. She will play a businesswoman who helps suburban, human housewife Debbie Weaver (Jami Gertz) start a business selling handbags. The episode is called "Mo Purses Mo Money Mo Problems." We don't know how the alien neighbors will fit in to this storyline yet.

Frankel has previously starred in "The Real Housewives of New York City," "The Apprentice," "Bethenny Getting Married?" and "Bethenny Ever After." She will next appear in the upcoming reality show, "Bethenny."

There is at least one character who may get very excited about the arrival of a "Real Housewife." Jackie Joyner-Kersee (Toks Olagundoye) displayed an odd affinity »

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