If you want to know why there’s not a “Real Housewives of Chicago,” Bravo TV exec Andy Cohen has the answer. Or not.
“That's a good question,” Cohen told RedEye in a recent phone interview. “We’ve done development on a few other things in Chicago, and I'm working on getting a Chicago-based show up and running in the next year. I can't say it will be a 'Housewives' but we have some other stuff in the hopper.”
Prepare for more housewives love as Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live” expands to five nights a week starting Jan. 8. The St. Louis native usually interviews a housewife and another celebrity on the late-night talk show.
He talked about his show, Chicago and his beloved—wait for it—Cardinals.
Person he'd most like to interview: Michelle Obama. “I think it would be an opportunity for her to have fun, and I think she probably has really strong opinions about pop culture, and I'd love to hear them.”
Favorite song by a real housewife: Atlanta housewife Kim Zolciak's song, “Tardy for the Party.” “I think Tardy for the Party is the original jam.”
How often he hears from the housewives: “I've gotten a lot of passionate emails over the years and calls. It's called my job. This is my job.”
Favorite Chicago restaurants: “I love Stephanie Izard's restaurant, The Girl and the Goat. I like Frontera Grill.” (Frontera Grill chef Rick Bayless was the winner of the first season “Top Chef Masters” on Bravo.)
Advice for Cubs fans: “Cubs fans wouldn't want my advice. Cubs fans are some of the greatest fans in baseball.”Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun