Andy Cohen has signed a new deal with Bravo, giving his new production company a multi-year development deal and securing Watch What Happens: Live for two more years. In addition, Cohen will vacate his role as head of development.
"Andy has influenced the course and the shape of Bravo tremendously over the past 10 years as a production and development executive, and as creator and host of our flagship late night show, becoming the face of the network," Bravo President Frances Berwick said in a statement. "He has created legions of cultural-touchstone programs and left an indelible imprint on the network. We are excited to retain him as a creative force with this new deal, which will also allow him to take Watch What Happens Live and its irreverent, brand-defining humor to the next level."
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As part of the pact, Cohen will exit his role as a network executive, but will continue to executive-produce the Housewives franchise and host the reunions and specials. Bravo Vice President Lara Spotts will take over as head of development.
"In my 23 years as a television producer, my time at Bravo has been the most rewarding and this next phase of my career is the perfect marriage of everything I love doing — producing and broadcasting," Cohen said in a statement. "Watch What Happens: Live is the show I have dreamt about hosting all my life — it's the exact extension of my love for pop culture and fun. I'm thrilled to launch my production company Most Talkative and to continue my role as EP of the Housewives — I couldn't imagine leaving behind women that have become a part of my daily life."
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