10:15am PT by Kate Stanhope
Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live' to Get Summer Syndication Test Run
Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen is entering new territory.
The Bravo late-night show is set for a syndicated summer test run on several Fox and Sinclair stations across the country, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Running June 26-July 21, the 30-minute nightly show will air in a combination of daytime, evening and late-night time periods in various markets. Other leading station groups will also air the show.
NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution will handle distribution. Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen hails from Embassy Row with Michael Davies, Deirdre Connolly and Andy Cohen serving as executive producers.??
“We are very excited to partner up with Andy Cohen and the production team at Bravo," George Cheeks, NBC Entertainment president of business operations and late night, said Wednesday in a statement. "We think that Andy’s brand of celebrity-fun-based talk will resonate with the broadcast audience and the station community has enthusiastically signed on for this summer test." ??
Added Cohen: “I'm thrilled our show has the opportunity to reach a broader audience at all hours of the day."
This is the latest expansion for Watch What Happens Live, which moved to a bigger studio at the start of the year. Since launching on Bravo in 2009, the program has expanded from one night a week to five, and currently runs Sunday-Thursday. Next, the show will move production to Los Angeles for the first time for a week of shows beginning May 21.
The series has become known for its mix of A-list celebrity guests, such as Jennifer Lawrence and Oprah Winfrey, with fan-favorite "Bravolebrities" like the stars of the Real Housewives franchise and Vanderpump Rules, among others.