Andy Cohen invented Bravo, as far as most viewers are concerned. Since he joined the network, he’s given us the Real Housewives, Top Chef, Millionaire Matchmaker, and of course, Watch What Happens Live. So why is he changing roles?
Andy Cohen has a giant role at Bravo, naturally—he’s the Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, the executive producer for most of its shows, and hosts Watch What Happens Live, in addition to other on-air appearances (like reunions). But Bravo has just announced that Andy is transitioning out of his executive role. He will still be a producer, but a different employee, Lara Spotts, has been promoted to his old role of heading up programming.
What does that mean for Andy? Well, fewer meetings, probably. It’s a little nuts to imagine that busy guy was still managing people and holding down a billion meetings, right? With fewer executive responsibilities, he can focus on WWHL (which Bravo just picked up for two more years!), and he’ll still be developing shows—albeit under his new production company, Most Talkative. So, win-win-win for Andy!
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