Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen

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Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen

The Unfiltered Fun of “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen”

In the vast landscape of late-night television, where scripted humor and rehearsed interviews often dominate, Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” stands out as a refreshingly unscripted and unpredictable gem. Hosted by the charismatic and ever-enthusiastic Andy Cohen, this late-night talk show has become a staple for Bravo’s reality TV content fans, offering a unique blend of celebrity interviews, games, and candid discussions.

1. The Birth of a Bravo Icon

“Watch What Happens Live” debuted on Bravo in 2009; it has grown into a beloved and iconic series. What sets it apart from traditional talk shows is its unscripted format and the intimate atmosphere of the Bravo Clubhouse, where the show is filmed. The show’s tagline, “The only thing that’s real is me, Andy,” captures the essence of its authenticity and unfiltered nature.

One of the show’s defining features is its live format, allowing viewers to participate in the experience actively. Fans can call in, tweet, or submit questions via social media, creating a dynamic and unpredictable atmosphere. This interactivity extends to the guests, who often engage in games and activities beyond the typical interview format.

2. Andy Cohen’s Magnetic Presence

At the heart of “Watch What Happens Live” is its charismatic host, Andy Cohen. Known for his quick wit, infectious energy, and genuine love for pop culture, Cohen brings a unique flavor to late-night TV. His background in producing reality television, including the “Real Housewives” franchise, gives him a deep understanding of the genre, and his ability to connect with guests personally sets the tone for engaging and candid conversations.

3. A Haven for Bravo Superfans

“Watch What Happens Live” is a haven for Bravo super fans, offering an intimate look at their favorite reality stars and celebrities. The show frequently features cast members from Bravo’s reality lineup, providing a platform for them to discuss their shows, share behind-the-scenes anecdotes, and even address ongoing controversies. The result is a must-watch experience for anyone invested in the Bravo universe.

The show is renowned for its unpredictable and unfiltered moments, often arising from spontaneous conversations or unexpected revelations. The games played on the show, such as “Plead the Fifth” and “Shady Charades,” add fun and mischief that keeps viewers entertained. These games not only showcase the playful side of the guests but also reveal surprising details about their lives.

Over the years, “Watch What Happens Live” has become a cultural phenomenon, influencing how fans engage with their favorite reality shows and celebrities. The show’s popularity has led to numerous spin-offs, podcasts, and special events, solidifying its status as a cornerstone of the Bravo brand.

List of Episodes

Following is a list of seasons and episodes for the show. Each show has one or two guests, usually from Bravo TV shows. On occasion, well-known Hollywood actors and actresses, such as Bravo super-fans, are invited to be guests on the show.

4. Season 1

  • Danielle Staub of RHONJ
  • Isaac Mizrahi, fashion designer
  • Sheree Whitfield of RHOA
  • NeNe Leakes
  • Dwight Eubanks, Levi Johnston
  • Anderson Cooper, Jeff Lewis, and Kim Zolciak
  • Congressman Barney Frank, Lisa Wu Hartwell, and Ed Hartwell
  • Wendy Williams, Patti Stanger
  • Tom Colicchio, Niecey Nash
  • Lance Bass, Kim Zolciak
  • Tyson Beckford, Kandi Burruss
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Jeff Lewis, Jenni Pulos
  • Matthew Broderick
  • Sheree Whitfield, Dwight Eubanks, and Isaac Mizrahi
  • Kandi Burruss, Ray J
  • Gretchen Rossi
  • Padma Lakshmi of Top Chef, Rachel Dratch of SNL
  • Vicki Gunvalson, Jeana Keough
  • Kristen Johnson, Mark Consuelos
  • Lynne Curtin, Michael Voltaggio
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, ‘Top Chef’ Fan Favorite

5. Season 2

  • Tamra Barney and Jeff Lewis
  • Cheyenne Jackson and Gretchen Rossi
  • Tracey Ullman, Kristen Johnston & Lynne Curtin
  • RuPaul, Ricki Lake Lauri Peterson
  • Patti Stranger Matchmaking Special
  • Jackie Collins, Teresa Guidice & Kim Zolciak
  • Wendy Williams
  • Joan Rivers and Vicki Gunvalson
  • Bethenny Frankel and Ramona Singer
  • Jill Zarin & NeNe Leakes
  • Patti Labelle & Kelly Bensimon
  • Ramona Singer & Carol Leifer
  • Rashida Jones, Alex McCord & Tori Spelling
  • Liam Neeson & Laura Linney
  • Jill Zarin & Gloria Kamen
  • Bethenny Frankel, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Neil Patrick Harris & Mark Consuelos
  • Alex McCord, Simon van Kempen & Kim Zolciak
  • Ellen Barkin & Caroline Manzo
  • Luann Delesseps and Sonja Morgan
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Danielle Staub
  • Caroline Manzo, Albie Manzo & Kim Zolciak
  • Teresa Guidice & Jacqueline Laurita
  • Danielle Staub, Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos
  • Bethenny Frankel, Rachel Dratch and Kim G.

6. Season 3

  • Teresa Giudice & Staci Scott
  • Cat Ommanney & Ramona Singer
  • Mary Amons and Jeff Lewis
  • Tina Fey
  • NeNe Leakes & the Salahis
  • The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
  • Hoda Kotb and Patti Stranger
  • Lisa VanderPump & Nate Berkus
  • Patti LaBelle & Kandi Burruss
  • Kyle Richards and Isaac Mizrahi
  • NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey
  • Jessie Tyler Ferguson & Brad Goreski
  • Molly Shannon & Kristin Chenoweth
  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
  • Kim Zolciak & Derek J
  • Kandi Burruss & Mama Joyce
  • Adrienne Maloof & Lance Bass
  • Sheree Whitfield & Tabatha Coffey
  • Taylor Armstrong & Rocco DiSpirito
  • Anderson Cooper & NeNe Leakes
  • Rebecca Romijn & Kenan Thompson
  • Iman & Diane von Furstenberg
  • Amy Sedaris and Tom Colicchio
  • Denise Richards and Kyle Richards
  • Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida
  • Andy’s New Year’s Party

7. Season 4

  • Bethenny Frankel
  • Regina King & Jackee Harry
  • Camille Grammer
  • Iman & NeNe Leakes
  • Adrienne Maloof & Taylor Armstrong
  • RuPaul & Lawrence
  • Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biermann
  • Lisa VanderPump & Ken Todd
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Cynthia Bailey & Peter Thomas
  • Kandi Burruss & Phaedra Parks
  • Lea Black, Alexia Echevarria and Adriana De Moura
  • Marysol Patton & Cristy Rice
  • Tamra Barney & Vicki Gunvalson
  • Bethenny Frankel of RHONY
  • Gretchen Rossi & Slade Smiley
  • Kathy Griffin and Larsa Pippen
  • Alexis Bellino & Carla Hall
  • Elsa Patton & Marysol Patton
  • Richard Blais and Mike Isabella
  • Curtis Stone and NeNe Leakes
  • Jill Zarin & Ramona Singer
  • 100th Episode – Jay Mohr & Peggy Tanous
  • Sonja Morgan & David Arquette
  • Denise Richards & Alex McCord
  • Rachel Dratch & Cheyenne Jackson
  • Cat Ommanney & LuAnn de Lesseps
  • Royal Wedding Spectacular
  • Kelly Ripa, talk show host
  • Bethenny Frankel
  • Kelly Bensimon and Cindy Barshop
  • Lauri Waring Paterson & Jeana Keough
  • Gayle King
  • Kara DioGuardi & Gretchen Rossi
  • Willie Geist
  • Sandra Bernhard & Sonja Morgan
  • Peggy Tanous & Sean Avery
  • Ana Gasteyer & LuAnn de Lesseps
  • Jeff Lewis & Jenni Pulos
  • Rocco DiSpirito & Mary McDonald
  • Juliana Rancic
  • Jill Zarin & Adam Carolla
  • Vicki Gunvalson, Jacqueline Laurita & Dina Manzo
  • Matt Bomer & Tiffani Thiessen
  • Carson Kressley & Alex McCord
  • Kathy Rich Wakile & Guest Host Jay Mohr
  • Jeff Lewis & Susie Essman
  • Melissa & Joe Gorga
  • LuAnn de Lesseps & Sonja Morgan
  • Caroline Manzo & Willie Giest
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Ramona Singer & Denise Richards
  • Allison Janney & John Benjamin Hickey
  • Teresa Giudice & Jerry O’Connell

8. Season 5

  • Patti Stranger
  • Tia & Tamera Mowry
  • Caroline Manzo & Simon Helberg
  • Kyle Richards & Wendi McLendon-Covey
  • Melissa & Joe Gorga
  • Sarah Jessica Parker
  • Jay Mohr
  • Courtney Kerr & Matt Nordgren
  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
  • Brandi Glanville & Dana Wilkey
  • Kandi Burruss & Tyrese Gibson
  • Halloween Spectacular with Chris March, Gail Simmons, Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Alex McCord & Simon van Kempen
  • Wendy Williams
  • Lisa VanderPump & Matthew Broderick
  • NeNe Leaks & Tatyana Ali
  • Adrienne Maloof & China Chow
  • Cynthia Bailey & Keshia Knight Pulliam
  • Ellen Barkin & Andrew Rannells
  • Jerry O’Connell and Rebecca Romjin
  • Brad Goreski and Kristen Johnston
  • Sandra Bernhard and Roble Ali
  • Taylor Armstrong
  • Tracee Ellis Ross and Phaedra Parks (RHOA)
  • Vanessa Williams and Dot Marie Jones
  • Sheree Whitfield and Miss Lawrence
  • Chris Colfer & Lea Michele

9. Season 6

  • Kandi Burress
  • Camille Grammer & Anderson Cooper
  • Robin Thicke & Katrina Bowden
  • Rosie Perez & Hugh Acheson
  • Rosie O’Donnell
  • Nene Leekes
  • Kyle Richards & Mauricio Umansky
  • Tabitha Coffee & Rue Paul
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Pajama Party with Ralph Fiennes
  • Yvette Nicole Brown
  • Lisa Vanderpump & Brandi Glanni
  • Mary J Blige
  • Gail Simmons & Fabio
  • Emmy Rossun & Alan Cumming
  • Kim Zolciak & Kroy Biernan
  • Brad Goresky & Gary Janetti
  • Abby Elliott & Vanessa Bayer
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  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi & Jenni “J-Woww” Farley
  • Sarah Michelle Gellar & Ryan Murphy
  • Taylor Armstrong
  • Padma Lakshmi
  • Daniel Radcliffe
  • Phaedra Parks and Gloria Estefan
  • Busy Philipps and David Arquette
  • The Millionaire Matchmaker Valentine’s Day WWHL Special
  • Lil Kim and Willie Geist
  • Joan Rivers
  • Jackee’ Harry and Sheree Whitfield
  • Bethenny Frankel
  • Billy Eichner & Tamra Barney
  • John Legend & Chriss Teigen
  • Lisa Kudrow and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Megan Hilty and Nick Jonas
  • Jackie Collins and Ali Wentworth
  • The Finale Top Chef: Texas Players
  • Nancy Grace and Kris Jenner (yawn!)
  • Kandi Burress
  • Fran Drescher
  • Lisa Rinna & Alexis Bellino
  • Martha Stewart & Mark Consuelos
  • Dina Cortez (Jersey Shore)
  • Nene Leeks & Reza Farahan
  • Nichole Richie & Sean Avery
  • Vicki Gunvalon
  • Jeff Lewis & Kristen Johnston
  • Cee Lo Green & Angela
  • Cythnia Bailey and Coco T
  • Casey Wilson and Tamar Braxton
  • Jenna Jameson and Clay Aiken
  • Ryan Serhant, Fredrik Eklund and Michael Lorber
  • J.B. Smoove and Shannon Elizabeth
  • Phaedra Parks & Golnesa “GG” Gharachedaghi
  • Shannen Doherty & Kristin Chenoweth
  • Chris Klein & Torri Spelling
  • Bravo All-Star Party!
  • Kathy Griffin
  • Mercedes “MJ” Javid & Sammy Younai
  • Monica & John Hickey
  • Jeana Keough & Kristin Chenoweth
  • Martha Plimpton & Billy Eichner
  • Rachel Dratch & Cheryl Hines
  • Reza Farahan, Asa Rahmati & Mike Shouhed
  • John Slattery & Rashida Jones
  • Ana Gasteyer & Loretta Devine
  • Rachel Maddow and Jenni Pulos
  • Caroline Manzo and Khloe Kardashian Odom
  • Kate Walsh and Wayne Brady
  • Lauri Peterson and Vicki Gunvalson (RHOC)
  • James Van Der Beek and Gabourey Sidibe
  • Jenna Fischer and Jason Mraz
  • Jacqueline Laurita and Kelly Osbourne
  • Kathleen Turner and Jennifer Tilly
  • Heather McDonald and Tamra Barney
  • Ryan Serhant, Fredrik Eklund and Michael Lorber
  • Susan Lucci & Mark Ruffalo
  • Joe & Melissa Gorga
  • Kelly Ripa & Anderson Cooper
  • Cat Cora & Alexis Bellino
  • Rita Wilson & Curtis Stone
  • Wendy Williams
  • Kathy Wakile & Rosie Pierri
  • Jerry Seinfeld & Matthew Broderick
  • Dr. Oz & Heather Dubrow
  • Dan Rather & John Mayer
  • Beth Ditto & Adam Lambert
  • Rosie Pope & Margaret Cho
  • Steve Guttenberg & Joey Lawrence
  • Mindy Cohn & Kim Field

10. Season 7

A list of episodes for What What Happens Live with Andy Cohen’s seventh season:

  • Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice
  • Kate Flannery and Ramona Singer
  • Nicey Nash and Gretchen Rossi
  • Josh Flagg, Madison Hildebrand, and Josh Altman
  • Soleil Moon-Frye and Levar Burton
  • Jacqueline Laurita & Carole Radziwill
  • Aviva Drescher, Heather Thomson, and Carole Radziwill
  • Denise Richards & Tamra Barney
  • Joe Manganiello and Andrew Zimmern
  • Kylie Minogue and Katie Couric
  • Mike Tyson & Melissa Gorga
  • Sonja Morgan and Scissor Scissors
  • Heather Dubrow and Willie Garson
  • Curtis Stone and Kathy Njimy
  • Donald Faison and Jeremy Sisto
  • Kathy Wakile & Vanessa Williams
  • Mark Feuerstein and LuAnn de Lesseps
  • Tiffani Amber Thiessen & Willie Geist
  • Ashley Tisdale & Chris Colfer
  • Ralph Macchio & Lorraine Bracchio
  • Caroline Manzo and Megan McCain
  • Julia Allison, Emily Morse, and Amy Laurent
  • Amy Sedaris & Bruce Jenner
  • Nelly Furtado and Cheyenne Jackson
  • Nelly and Josh Henderson
  • Teresa Guidice and Renee Graziano
  • Carole Radziwill & Jerry O’Connell
  • Joan Rivers and Rashida Jones
  • Madison Hildebrand and Josh Flagg
  • James Frye and Jenni “J-Woww” Farley
  • Pauly D & Dina Manzo
  • Nancy Grace & Aviva Drescher
  • L.A. Reid & Beth Stern
  • Actress Anna Kendrick
  • Meryl Streep

11. Season 8

Here are the episodes for the eighth season of What What Happens Live:

  • Perez Hilton, Teresa Giudice
  • Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Heather Thomson
  • Nicole Richie, Andrew Rannells
  • Kevin Jonas, Lance Bass
  • Joanna Krupa, Lea Black
  • Theresa Caputo, Jacqueline Laurita
  • Ramona Singer, Liz Margulies
  • Jeff Lewis, Chloris Leachman
  • Cyndi Lauper, Sherri Shepherd
  • Marysol Patton, Ana Quincoces and Alexia Echevarria
  • Kelly Ripa & Mark Consuelos
  • Cat Ommaney and Sonja Morgan
  • Jimmy Fallon, Anthony Anderson, Jesse Bradford, and Zach Cregger
  • Kerry Heffernan, Tom Colicchio & Chris Cosentino
  • NeNe Leakes & Ellen Barkin
  • Joanna Garcia-Swisher & Deena Cortese
  • Michelle Trachtenberg & Carole Radziwill
  • Jenny McCarthy & Donnie Wahlberg
  • Ethan Hawke & Liam Neeson
  • Brittany Snow and Adriana De Moura
  • Wendy Williams
  • Vanessa Williams and RuPaul
  • Andrew McCarthy and Max Greenfield
  • Mike ‘The Situation’, Pauly D, Vinny and Ronnie from Jersey Shore
  • Kate Gosselin and Morgan Fairchild
  • Mario Lopez and Melissa Gorga
  • Jill Zarin
  • Lauren Conrad, Countess LuAnn
  • Gina Gershon and Jackie Warner
  • Brandy, Lisa Hochstein
  • Yvette Nicole Brown, Caroline Manzo
  • Scott Baio, Jamie Lynn Sigler
  • Jenni Pulos, Zoila Chavez
  • Fabio Viviani, Richard Blais, Jen Carroll, and Spike Mendelson
  • Larry King and Dreama Walker
  • Joanna Krupa and Karent Sierra
  • Andy Cohen’s Hurricane Party
  • Ryan Murphy and Mark Consuelos
  • Denise Richards and Tamar Braxton
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Phaedra Parks and Coco T
  • Kyle Richards and Jay Mohr
  • Alicia Silverstone and Padma Lakshmi
  • Russell Peters and Kandi Burruss
  • Brandi Glanville and Willy Guiess
  • Tyra Banks and Whitney Cummings
  • Gail Simmons and Peter Facinelli
  • Anna Quincoces and Camille Paglia
  • Kenya Moore and Tichina Arnold
  • Valerie Bertinelli and Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  • Joan Collins and Martyn Lawrence-Bullard
  • Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Jennifer Farley, Samantha Giancola, and Deen
  • Lea Black and Erin Andrews
  • Reza Farahan and Kim Zolciak-Bierman
  • Kristin Cavallari and Taylor Armstrong
  • Lisa Rinna and Jeff Lewis
  • Carmen Electra and Billy Ray Cyrus
  • Jane Fonda and Sandra Bernhard
  • Cynthia Bailey and GG of Shahs of Sunset
  • Camille Grammer and Julie Chen
  • Bethenny Frankel
  • Aisha Taylor and Shemar Moore
  • Elsa Patton and Mark Consuelos
  • Lilly Gallucci and Porsha Stewart

“Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” has succeeded in redefining the late-night talk show experience by embracing spontaneity, interactivity, and authenticity. Through its unfiltered approach, engaging host, and dynamic format, the show has carved out a unique space in the television landscape, becoming a go-to destination for fans of Bravo’s reality programming and beyond. As it continues to evolve and surprise, “Watch What Happens Live” remains a testament to the enduring appeal of genuine, unscripted entertainment.

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