I have been watching “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” for some time now. What has become very obvious to me is that nobody turns Andy Cohen down to sit on his panel. Show hosts like David Letterman and Jay Leno seem to have more repeat shows than Andy does. And, what’s most is people actually have fun on his show. Is it possible that Andy can just nearly snap his fingers or have his people call their people and “Viola!” they appear? We’re talking Star Power for Star Power. Ryan Seacrest may own “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” on the E! network and apparently may have taken over the late Dick Clark’s communications empire but Andy Cohen owns the Bravo network. Which is more relevant?
With the popularity of “American Idol” on the decline, who can deny the staying power of “The Real Housewives” or any show with Tabatha Coffey, or “Million Dollar Listing?” True, Kim, Khloe, and Kourtney (to some K.K.K.) may be dreams to some, but the ratings may actually be higher for Bravo employees. I like Ryan’s style as much as I do Andy’s style of communicating. Did one have an easier time amassing his vast empire moreso than the other? However and whatever the case may be, who will be the first to produce a major motion picture? Then again, too, the one with the most toys, I mean employees, wins! Where are these two on the Forbes List? In any sense, one could only wish to be so lucky to have the control Andy and Ryan have.