Andy Cohen, Watch What Happens Live
The Bravo clubhouse just got a lot more busy.
Watch What Happens: Live, the network's late-night show hosted by the network's executive vice president of programming Andy Cohen , will expand to five nights a week next year, Bravo announced on Monday.
Watch What Happens Live: The little late-night show that could
The series, which currently airs Sundays and Mondays at 11/10c, will run Sunday through Thursday beginning Jan. 8. In its fifth season, Watch What Happens averages 1.5 million viewers, which is more than Chelsea Handler and Conan O'Brien's cable programs airing at the same time. "Expanding Watch What Happens: Live to five nights a week is the natural progression for this hit interactive show, and a testament to Andy's enormous appeal," Bravo's President, Frances Berwick, said in a statement. "It cements Bravo's tentpole in late night with this one-of-a-kind live, relatable and truly unpredictable format."
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Although the show has always served as a strong platform for the stars of Bravo shows (a.k.a. "Bravolebrities") to appear, Watch What Happens has also welcomed big name guests including Tina Fey, Jerry Seinfeld and Anderson Cooper, among others.
The move is a big step for the late-night show, but also for Cohen, who will give up his executive vice president title at Bravo, but remain in charge of program and talent development, according to The New York Times, which first reported about the expansion. He will also still be an executive producer of the network's Real Housewives series and Top Chef.
"In my wildest dreams when I started at Bravo seven years ago, I never imagined that I would end up fulfilling my lifelong dream," Cohen said. "It's the perfect storm — I get to do the three things I'm most passionate about — producing, developing and hosting for a brand that I love."
Are you excited that Watch What Happens: Live will be on five nights a week? Will you tune in?