Andy Cohen, the honcho of the Bravo network, is opening up about Real Housewives! He recently revealed why some ladies are kicked off of the shows, while others remain castmates. Andy also shared what he thinks the formula is to becoming a fan favorite. Andy always hosts the Real Housewives reunions and he’s an executive producer of the hit series. In addition, he interviews all of the ladies on his late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live.
According to US Weekly, Andy said, “If they become a turn-off to viewers, for whatever reason — they appear too fake, they’re not interesting, they’re not entertaining – then they’re no longer a fit.” He added, “When people cross the line and it becomes unreal, that’s when they are out.”
Brandi Glanville, Gretchen Rossi, Alexis Bellino and Jill Zarin are among the castmates who weren’t asked to return to the show full-time anymore. Sometimes the ladies come back as a friend role, while others leave the show entirely. Often when a housewife leaves the show, she will return seasons later – even if just for a cameo.
What does it take to be a fan favorite? Andy noted that OG’s NeNe Leakes, Vicki Gunvalson and Bethenny Frankel are fan favorites.
Andy shared the formula for fan favorites. He shared, “Someone who’s funny and unique and interesting to watch. Someone who has something to say, and is different, surprising and just watchable. There’s a fine line between people who are desperate to be on reality television, and people who you want to watch on reality television. The Venn diagram of desperation and watchable, it’s a very slim thing in the middle where it overlaps, and you’re like, ‘That’s the bullseye, that’s NeNe Leakes, that’s Vicki Gunvalson, that’s Bethenny Frankel.”
Andy said he has a “complicated” and “emotional” relationship with the reality starlets. He explained, “I’m a boss, I’m a friend, I’m an adversary, I’m a button pusher. I’ve become legitimately friends with many of them. I care about them. So it’s nuanced. And sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s not great.”
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