No matter how many times I post here that Andy Cohen is not in charge of Bravo programming it seems the message is lost on the new people. Part of the problem is that Andy rarely corrects anyone who messages him about hiring or firing people on Bravo. That changed today when Andy made a statement on his radio show today
“There’s so much happening in the Bravo universe. I will say this…so much talk about Vanderpump Rules and then of course the reunion ended up airing last night. I will say this about what happened. I absolutely support Bravo’s decision, I think it was the right decision and I want to remind people because… I’ve been getting so many tweets and messages and whatever about Vanderpump Rulesand about Southern Charmand other shows. I am not..I don’t… I feel like I remind people this all the time..I’m not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore. I am not an Executive Producer of Vanderpump Rules. I don’t have anything to do with the show except I love it and that I host the reunions.I don’t produce the show so what I want people to know is I have no say in hiring and firing.”
As Tamara Tattles Exclusively Reported here, along with the firings, all the Bravo suits were on conference calls trying to determine a plan for more diversity not just in casts but in crew and upperlevel positions as well. On his radio show today, Andy said he had a long conversation with Kandi Burruss who had some great suggestions on how to accomplish that goal. Tamara Tattles exclusive source stated that Nene Leakes was part of a conference call with the Bravo suits about inclusion. Both SOURCE and myself found that rather hysterical.
RHONY And RHOBH Will Be On A Short Hiatus
Also, as a side note, due to the pandemic, post production on both RHOBH and RHONY was disrupted. After filming ends, there are still talking heads to do, and occasionally a brief scene may be shot to be used as continuity between scenes. The quarantine made doing things like that more difficult with some housewives having to shoot their own talking heads and such.
So tonight we have a rerun of RHOBH with commentary from I think Dorit and Garcelle. I won’t be bothering with that. I’ll be recapping MAFS Australia instead. Tomorrow we have a new episode of RHONY but then it two will be on hiatus. It’s not clear how long the post production process will take. I initially heard it would be for two weeks. But now I am hearing they may need three weeks. Thankfully Top Chef will not be effected as the season filmed much earlier.