The new year is looking bright: Andy Cohen is set to host and executive produce a new limited series on E!, For Real: The Story of Reality TV. The seven-part limited event series has been greenlit by E! and will premiere in early 2021.
On the show, Andy will reflect on the impact reality TV has made on society and will take a look back on iconic reality television moments from shows including The Real Housewives, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, The Bachelor, The Real World, Survivor, and more. The Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen host will explore a pivotal theme or moment from reality television and he'll sit down with some of the biggest most memorable names in the unscripted world and include commentary from industry pioneers, producers, and journalists.
“I’m thrilled to look back at the shows that formed my love for reality TV and interview the icons of the genre,” Andy said in a statement. “This series is like great candy!”
The show will get the scoop from the legends who lived through reality TV's most memorable moments as well as take a look at how reality TV has evolved since its inception and the way it's radically affected society on a global scale.
Rachel Smith, Executive Vice President, Development, Bravo and E! added in a statement: “A reality connoisseur in his own right, Andy takes viewers on a deep and captivating journey into a genre that’s forever captivated audiences and impacted pop culture. At a time where the world is constantly changing, ‘For Real: The Story of Reality TV’ offers the perfect escape we all need; an opportunity to sit back, relax and submerge into a world that’s captured so many.”
For Real: The Story of Reality TV is produced by Bunim/Murray Productions & Most Talkative with Gil Goldschein, Julie Pizzi, David Sambuchi and Andy Cohen serving as Executive Producers. Lauren Lazin serves as Executive Producer and showrunner.
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