One perk about being the boss of all programming at a network is that you can give yourself a greenlight. Andy Cohen has been hosting What What Happens Live on Sundays and Mondays and is now going to expand it to five nights a week, but it will be a Sunday - Thursday gig. That way he gets Friday and Saturday nights off. Not a bad gig if you can get it. Even if I am not interested in a season of a show, I am always ready to watch his show on Sunday and Monday nights. It is fast, entertaining and packs a whole lot in to that half hour. He has been so good that he beats Conan O'Brien and Chelsea Handler. I just hope he sticks to the 30 minute format.
The downside for Andy? Although he will be in charge of Real Housewives and Top Chef, he will be giving up the supervision of the other shows. Except for the art show, most of their other shows no one watches anyway so I am not sure that is really going to cause him a lot of sleepless nights.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Oh, one note about last night's show. As much crap as I give Ellen Barkin about not being able to move when she poses for photos, she was pretty funny last night, and much like one person who asked her, I think she is usually drunk when she Tweets, despite what she claimed last night.