Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen
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Also known asWatch What Happens Live
(until December 19, 2016, from October 11, 2020)
Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen @Home
(March 30-October 10, 2020)
GenreLate-night talk show
Presented byAndy Cohen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons19
No. of episodes1,843 (as of April 9, 2020)
Production
Executive producers
  • Michael Davies
  • Deirdre Connolly
  • Andy Cohen
Camera setupMultiple
Running time22 minutes
Production companies
Release
Original networkBravo
Original releaseJuly 16, 2009 (2009-07-16) –
present (present)

Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen (abbreviated WWHL, previously named Watch What Happens Live!) is an American pop culture-based late-night talk show hosted by Andy Cohen, that premiered on Bravo on July 16, 2009.

The show features Bravo's own reality programming in the manner of an aftershow and popular culture news. The show's title was inspired by the network's then-slogan, "Watch what happens."[1]

The show is produced live from New York City, allowing interaction with viewers by phone and social media.[2]

In November 2013, Bravo renewed the show for two additional seasons.[3]

On March 2, 2016, the show aired its 1,000th episode.[4]

The show celebrated its ten-year milestone in June 2019 with Luann de Lesseps, John Mayer and Chrissy Teigen making appearances.[5]

On March 13, 2020, the show suspended production due to the COVID-19 pandemic, during which Andy Cohen himself tested positive for the virus. The show had been produced from Cohen's apartment starting in March.[6] The show returned to its Manhattan studio on October 11, 2020.[7]

On January 19, 2022, Bravo renewed the show through 2023, which will mark the show’s 15th year on air.[8][9]

See also

References

  1. ^ Stelter, Brian (September 4, 2009). "Cable Executive Gets a Taste of Reality TV". The New York Times. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  2. ^ Carter, Bill (November 21, 2011). "Bravo Expands Andy Cohen's Show to 5 Nights a Week". Media Decoder (The New York Times). Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Rose, Lacey (April 22, 2014). "'Watch What Happens Live' Renewed for Two More Years at Bravo". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 22, 2014.
  4. ^ Strohm, Emily (February 24, 2016). "Cher! Shaq! Cameron! Looking Back on Watch What Happens Live's Most Shocking Moments Before 1,000th Episode Special". People. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
  5. ^ Strause, Jackie (June 27, 2019). "Andy Cohen on 10 Years of Late Night and Why He's Not Surprised to Still Be the Only Gay Host". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  6. ^ Aurthur, Kate (March 22, 2020). "Andy Cohen Will Begin Shooting 'Watch What Happens Live' From His Apartment". Variety. Retrieved August 31, 2020.
  7. ^ White, Peter (October 6, 2020). "'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' Returns To The Studio". Deadline Hollywood.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (January 19, 2022). "'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' Renewed Through 2023 By Bravo". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
  9. ^ "'Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen' Renewed by Bravo Through 2023". Variety. January 19, 2022. Retrieved January 19, 2022.