After the explosive Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion that saw Porsha Stewart seeing an early exit, it's no surprise that Andy Cohen is seriously rethinking how the reunion specials will go down—and he thinks it's time to make some changes.
"I think that there’s going to be two things—no more props," Andy told OK! Magazine. "And I really viewed Kenya [Moore]’s props as farcical, and this is something Porsha and I talked about on Sunday, but I wasn’t in the line of fire of them. They weren't being directed at me. There won’t be any more props."
He also promises more preparation and discussion on part of the cast prior to any sit-downs. "I think from here on out I’m going to have a more serious pre-show conversation with the women of the ground rules at this point relating to no one being allowed to get off the couch, basically." he says.
To refresh: Kenya and Porsha got into it at the RHOA reunion, and Porsha snapped when Kenya started pointing the megaphone she'd brought with her in Porsha's direction. In a matter of seconds, Porsha and Kenya were on the floor and the whole ordeal was upsetting for everyone, as Porsha spoke about in detail on Watch What Happens Live earlier this week. It was an emotional, high-tension situation, and Andy's hoping to create an environment where the Housewives not only feel safe, but know what they're walking into.
"They all know what to expect at this point and they know they’re going to be talking about everything," he says. "I go visit each woman before the show in their dressing room and just ask, 'How are you doing? How are you feeling?' If they have any concerns they talk to me about them and it’s usually they want to make sure there aren’t any surprises, like are you going to bring out x or y person and I tell them. That’s basically it. They know what to expect at this point. I was really surprised that it went down that way in Atlanta. I really was."
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