NEW YORK — Bravo Media has signed its biggest personality, Andy Cohen, to a three-year deal that will keep him with the NBC Universal cable network through 2020.
The multi-tiered deal includes 3 more years of Cohen as host and executive producer of the only live late night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” a renewed first-look development deal with Cohen’s production company, Most Talkative, and his continuing as executive producer of the successful “Real Housewives” franchise as well as hosting reunions and specials.
“Andy is a creative multi-hyphenate dynamo, who through his cheeky charm, fascination and fandom, makes you want to hang out with him – either on the seat next to him or on the screen in front of you,” said Frances Berwick, President, Lifestyle Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “He’s an integral part of the Bravo family and brand and we can’t wait to see where he takes ‘Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’ next.”
“This is the show I have dreamt about hosting all my life and it’s as fun today as when we started over eight years ago,” said host and executive producer Andy Cohen. “Thanks to Bravo for supplying the booze to throw three more years of great parties!”
As host and executive producer of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Cohen continues to go there–challenging both celebrities and Bravolebrities on the most interactive show in late-night television. The show also offers fans an unprecedented opportunity to interact with their favorite celebrities in real time whether calling in to ask questions or weighing in via live polls. “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is consistently making headlines with revealing interviews viewers don’t see anywhere else, and because of this, the Bravo Clubhouse has become a nightly destination for some of the biggest names in pop culture. Whether “Pleading the Fifth,”“Opening The Vault,” or taking shots from the shotski, countless memorable moments have been created during the show’s eight year tenure. Guests this month include Kate Hudson, Will Ferrell, Gayle King, Macklemore, Kandi Burruss, John Mayer and Leslie Odom Jr.
“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” is the #1 late night ad-supported cable talk show of 2017 among women age 25-54.
This year has been a pivotal for the series. In 2017, the title of the show changed to “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” (formerly “Watch What Happens Live”) and the series traveled to Los Angeles for the first time ever with a week of star-studded shows. In New York, the talk show moved into a larger, newly renovated Bravo Clubhouse that is better equipped to handle the interactive nature of the series while also doubling the size of its live audience.
Cohen is also hosting the New Year’s Eve broadcast on CNN this year with Anderson Cooper, replacing the fired Kathy Griffin.