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Bravo Media Re-ups With Andy Cohen

Bravo has signed talk show host/on-air personality and producer Andy Cohen to a three-year multi-tiered deal, the network announced Thursday (Nov. 9).

The agreement, which extends through 2020, calls for Cohen to continue to host the network’s live late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen as well as serve as executive producer of the successful Real Housewives franchise, said the network.

In addition, the deal also includes a first-look development deal with Cohen’s production company, Most Talkative.

“Andy is a creative multi-hyphenate dynamo, who through his cheeky charm, fascination and fandom, makes you want to hang out with him – either on the seat next to him or on the screen in front of you,” said Frances Berwick, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment president, Lifestyles Networks, in a statement. “He’s an integral part of the Bravo family and brand and we can’t wait to see where he takes Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen next.”

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