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Andy Cohen takes us along as he party hops after TV's biggest night.

on Sep 19, 20110

 

By now you've heard the news about cast changes in the RHONY. This was a very tough decision, made with much care and discussion. In the end we listened to the fans, who expressed a desire for new stories and a major change in a direction. I can't thank Jill, Alex, Kelly, and Cindy enough for all they gave to the show and I am hoping to work with each of them again in the future. 

It was a full-on weekend in L.A. to celebrate the Emmys. Within 20 minutes of arriving here on Friday, I separately ran into Sarah and Trace. Is that nuts? Does that happen? So the weekend pretty much carried on in that tradition through to last night.  

It won't come as headline news to hear that we lost. I'd say the moment after that happened everyone hit the deck and ran to the lobby bar. It was the other nominees in that category mashed together to discover they weren't serving booze during the show. DoubleBuzzkill. Seeing the Canadian Tenors brightened everybody's mood, and we rejoined around the time of the exciting "Mini-series and Specials" categories. 

We hit the Governor's Ball and then hightailed it to see Stevie Nicks at the ET party. Stevie gave it hard and bangly and witchy with a set that opened with "Rihanna" and brought down the place with "Edge of Seventeen." Go see Stevie if you get the chance. 

Post-"Landslide" was the Magical Elves party on Hollywod, and they always throw a good one. I saw someone fall down half a flight of stairs, so that was funny kinda... at the moment. From there, it was Jimmy Fallon's with Questlove DJing incredibly.  They had an In-N-Out truck and a make-your-own Havianas stand. I got grey and yellow. (I wanted black and yellow, but they were out of black.)

Brand-new Beverly Hills Housewives and Dallas on tonight! Have a good day everybody. 


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32 comments
nessaa07
nessaa07

Thank you so much for listening to the fans about RHONY! It's awesome that you actually care about what's interesting to us. Thanks again, Andy! I credit any enjoyment from watching TV to you and Bravo. You're the greatest! Actually, you're my inspiration. I'm in high school and I want to get my major in whatever you majored in and eventually become a TV executive. love you!!

hotHWfan
hotHWfan

Oh yah...would luv to see u w Kelly the LIVE show!

Jen71
Jen71

"Bravo," Andy! This'll do the show a world of good.

BBAnnie
BBAnnie

You made two mistakes...getting rid of Alex and keeping Luann.

ViewerJM
ViewerJM

Andy, can't wait to see you this Sun. on WWHL...missed you so! And, OMG, as a NYC housewife and professional, I can't tell you how how super happy I am with the changes on the RHONY - I was never going to watch again if Jill came back. The entire dynamic of last season was just too unbearable to watch - never mind the reunion! So happy you listened to the fans. You rock! P.S. - Puh-lease whatever you do, do NOT team up with Jill for another show - cannot handle her anymore. Her 15 minutes of fame was over a long time ago. xoxo

annathome
annathome

No Jill, no show. Andy I love you to death, but that was the wrong move you made. In my opinion Jill was truly the heart and soul of the RHONY. How do you get rid of Jill but keep Ramona, really? Sad day for us Jill fans.

SGee
SGee

Listen to this fan when I say that I WILL NOT watch a show featuring Patti and Jill. Although I am sad that you didn't boot the Countess too (or manage to wrangle in Cat from DC), I will still give the new season a shot.

katiesusee
katiesusee

i hope that ny changes from being an informercial for all the ladies' wares to something more fun. it was boring seeing girdles, wine, a jewelry party, wax talk.

Cali Fan
Cali Fan

Thanks Andy and BRAVO for listening to fans and making changes. Once Jill and Alex plus Simon were obvious about their love affair with screen time they lost their charm. Kelly on the other hand was always uncomfortable to watch.

You gained back a viewer in me!

MichelleLuvsAndy
MichelleLuvsAndy

andy,

i am obsessed with anything housewives and am excited about the changes on NYC now can you please do something about the OC ladies? IMO, they ALL need to go!

luv ya doll,

michelle

ouizy
ouizy

i heart heart heart Countess Lulu !!! and the lady Sonya too !!! and andy cohen is SUPER DREAMSY !!

coles1116
coles1116

So happy about the change up in RHONY. Please go easy on Tre of RHONJ reunion....she has had a horrendous year and still "brings it" for Bravo.

Jo Ann Robinson
Jo Ann Robinson

I can't believe what I just read about Bethenny and Jason and their nightmare at sea! Wow - so glad everyone is OK - keep us posted.

It's my bday, u have to post this
It's my bday, u have to post this

Hey Andy, SO GLAD you listened to the viewers regarding the RHoNYC decision. Anyone who uses their position on a reality TV show as a weapon has GOT TO GO! Really happy you kept Ramona & Sonja - now I'm actually looking forward to the next season. :o)

scazo64
scazo64

Andy,

JIll was my favorite!!!!

endofrhny
endofrhny

NO JILL NO SHOW...THE END OD RHONY

BKMeg
BKMeg

Horrible call!! Jill is out yet LuAnn is in!? Really, who was the genius making that decision. LuAnn is the reason I stopped watching, definitely will NOT be tuning back in

ValerieMA
ValerieMA

Keep Alex and Simon, please. Jill and Kelly can go.

Pls Post!
Pls Post!

Love you, Andy! Bet Stevie Nicks was amazing! My husband watches Housewives & then WWHL with. He's been disappointed your not on after. You make us laugh- we miss you! Can't wait your back on! Love, A fellow Missouri native (but now Minneapolis residents) - always Andy fans

Poppylu
Poppylu

Very disappointed that Jill is gone.....she was my favorite of all of the franchises:-(

fortworth333
fortworth333

So glad to hear of the new direction with RHNY. It had just become too tiresome to watch. I am excited to add it back into the line up of my Housewives obsession!

keniwh8863
keniwh8863

OK so no more Jill, but still Sonja and Ramona?

viewerofhope
viewerofhope

Great decision about RHONY!!!! I will definetly tune in....thanks for listening!

ZAC
ZAC

Andy...

Huge fan and follower of BravoTV! Awesome job at the Miss Universe Pagent! You were exciting, dapper, and fun! However... HOW COULD BRAVO GET RID OF JILL ZARIN?? I totally get the other drops made... BUT JILL? Please let the true fans know?

CarolineAdair
CarolineAdair

So happy about the #RHONY cuts. You made the right choice and I think the dynamics of the show will be much more interesting for season 5. I knew the show would suffer without Bethenny!! I would recommend you casting some fun, fresh hotties that aren't so petty:) Mozel!

Gerseygirl
Gerseygirl

Andy, You should be the one who takes over for Regis! Kelly and you are great together!!! Regards,

ViewerPeggy
ViewerPeggy

Very happy about the changes to RHNY. The battle lines were drawn so tightly it was like watching congress on CSPAN.

ViewernamedJen
ViewernamedJen

Good call on RHONYC Andy!! I still think Luann likes to talk out of both sides of her mouth, but we'll see...Hopefully, the next season will be a little lighter on the nastiness and childish behavior and a little heavier on the "real" lives of these women in their city!! Sorry Top Chef didn't get the props but boy did you look cute in your tux!! =)

Susie Q.
Susie Q.

I agree w both comments above - great decision! I want to c ur haviana's :) so comfy! Can't wait for RHOBH tonite :)

Larry in Cincy
Larry in Cincy

I want a tv executive job! Not really, but on this rainy afternoon in the midwest it's a good fantasy. I've seen Stevie once solo and another time with Fleetwood Mac, she is quite captivating. Most certainly.

Boston Housewife
Boston Housewife

Saw you in your tux! You looked HOT!

You made the right decision with RHNY. It was time. Behaviors had gotten out of control and it was no longer fun to watch. I'm looking forward to seeing the new ladies and new lives. I do hope the old ties are cut totally so that they don't try to interfere with the new ladies.

gobill
gobill

Love you Andy!! I think it's great that RHONY is getting some fresh blood, I look forward to the new season. Love your tweets from the Emmy's last night - hysterical!!