'Watch What Happens Live!' to expand to five nights a week
This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Looks like Andy Cohen might be getting his own Mazel of the day. His Bravo talk show, "Watch What Happens Live!," will expand to five nights a week.
The sixth season will air live Sunday through Thursday beginning Jan. 8 at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
The talk show is a revolving door of Bravolebrities and celebrity fans (Kelly Ripa, Sarah Jessica Parker) of the network's programming. The show, which is currently in its fifth season, was spawned from Cohen's daily blog that commented on Bravo's shows — that evolved into a Web series before taking on a TV platform in July 2009.
"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 in a statement. “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.”
The added time spent touting drinking games and issuing poll questions means Cohen will reduce his oversight on programming. The late-night host pulls double duty as a senior executive at the network. Currently executive vice president of original programming and development, Cohen will shift responsibilities and serve as EVP of development and talent, focusing on creating new original content.
"Watch What Happens Live!" currently airs Sundays and Mondays.
[For the record, 8:20 p.m.: A previous version of this post mistakenly said Cohen would be giving up his vice president title. He will retain the title but shift responsibilities]
— Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: "Watch What Happens Live!" host Andy Cohen, left, talks with guests Nene Leakes and Tatyana Ali on on Nov. 13, 2011, in New York. Credit: Peter Kramer / AP Images for Bravo