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Andy Cohen talks 'Housewives of D.C,' and gives scoop on the 'NJ' reunion.

on Aug 5, 2010

It's a good night to stay indoors and watch the telly!!

Lots to celebrate today, mainly Prop 8 being overturned. This is the first step in equal rights for my people. (I don't mean the Jews.). Also, tonight is the long-awaited (certainly by us here at Bravo) premiere of The Real Housewives of D.C., the show The New York Times today calls "more delicious than all the rest" of the Housewives franchises. I don't need a review to reaffirm what we've been feeling inside Bravo for months, but that is nice vindication for us given the scrutiny the show's been under way before anyone laid eyes on it. I just want people to SEE it and then have an opinion..

After D.C., it's the finale of Bethenny Getting Married?, and it is a wonderful episode. (Have no fear — next week there's a lost footage episode of BGM?, so you get one more hit on the Bethenny crackpipe before she goes away.)

I don't know how to describe the reunion taping yesterday other than to mention the fact that it was the first time in over a year that the New Jersey Housewives had been under one roof, and that we didn't know what to expect, and the unexpected is what happened. It was angry.   There were tears, confessions, walk-offs, surprises, and jaw-drops. We started shooting at 10 a.m., and the ladies left the set at 7:30 p.m. We took breaks, but we shot A LOT.

Caroline and Danielle were seated on the same couch. For about nine hours. Picture THAT.

OK, I am about to go on Gayle King's radio show to talk to her about the D.C. Housewives.

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