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Best of 2013 (Behind the Scenes): 'Watch What Happens Live' producer explains how show comes up with silly games

When stars are on the promo circuit, interviews can get a little routine. But that’s never a problem for Watch What Happens Live.

If you enjoy your celebrities best boozy and goofy, you likely already have the Bravo late night program, hosted by Andy Cohen, recording on your DVR. Between seeing stars forced to “Plead The Fifth,” and seeing them dish on famous co-stars, the clubhouse was the place to be. Watch What Happens Live isn’t new this year, but A-list appearances in 2013 by Lady Gaga, Oprah, Cher and many others reminded us why it’s one of our favorites. 

Ask a fan why they choose WWHL and it’s often for the silly games they get everyone — whether it’s a Real Housewife or Meryl Streep – to play. For the end of the year, EW wanted to know how exactly those games come together and what goes on behind the scenes of television’s best on-screen party.

As told by: Watch What Happens Live co-EP John Jude
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Andy Cohen steps down as Bravo exec, steps up with development deal

Mazel, Andy Cohen!

Bravo announced today that one of cable’s biggest machers has inked a new deal with the network, including a first-look, multi-year development agreement and at least two more years of his boozy talk show Watch What Happens Live. And though Cohen will officially be stepping down from his position as Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Original Programming & Development, he’ll continue to executive produce the channel’s tentpole Real Housewives franchise — and to host various reunions and specials. Current Bravo VP of Development Lara Spotts will assume Cohen’s executive duties upon his departure. READ FULL STORY

Kyle Chandler doesn't want to make another 'Friday Night Lights' movie. (Get over it.)

“There’s always a Friday Night Lights movie just around the corner — always just around the corner.” — Peter Berg

Last we saw Eric and Tami Taylor on Friday Night Lights, they’d left Texas for Philadelphia, where Tami became dean of admissions at a prestigious school and Coach was starting from scratch with a new crop of inner-city football players. But series creator Peter Berg and showrunner Jason Katims had barely wrapped the show’s five-season run in 2011 when both men began dropping hints that they wanted to bring these beloved characters to the big screen. (Of course, the television show was itself based on Berg’s 2004 movie, which in turn was based on Buzz Bissinger’s 1990 book.) So thanks to their big mouths, the show’s beloved cast has had to answer movie questions every time they do an interview (or speak to any human being in the course of a day, most likely).

Monday night on Watch What Happens Live, Nashville‘s Connie Britton told Andy Cohen that she’d love to make another Friday Night Lights movie, but that such plans are being complicated by someone crucial to the story who doesn’t share her enthusiasm. “Some people are really excited about it and other people aren’t,” she said. “I love the idea. I think it’d be a great idea. But my former [TV] husband… “

Watch her throw Kyle Chandler under the bus below: READ FULL STORY

Best of 2012: Episodes we can't erase from our DVR

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of an episode of television. Maybe it marks a decisive turning point for a series you love. Maybe it makes you laugh uproariously (or cry shamelessly) every time you watch it. Maybe it’s just plain cool. Below are the five episodes or television we just couldn’t delete from our DVR’s memory banks months after they first aired.

5. Daniel Radcliffe, Watch What Happens Live
When we need to remind ourselves that stars can still be candid, we revisit this February chat where the always entertaining Radcliffe outdid himself telling Andy Cohen about his creepiest stalker and losing his virginity (“Yes, it was Maggie [Smith],” he joked. “She was gentle”), and showcasing his special skills (rotating his arms 360 degrees, contorting his tongue, and naming the periodic table of elements).

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'Revenge,' 'Magic Mike,' and Jessie J lead nominees for the 2012 'NewNowNext Awards' -- EXCLUSIVE

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Logo’s NewNowNext Awards don’t air until April 9 on the cable network, but EW has exclusively learned the roster of nominees for the fifth annual event, which showcases who and what are on the verge of a pop culture explosion in 2012.

Nominees range from Revenge‘s Emily VanCamp and Parenthood‘s Michael B. Jordan in the Next Mega Star category to Jessie J and FUN. in the Brink-of-Fame: Music Artist category to Magic Mike and Snow White & The Huntsman in the Next Must-See Movie category.

The 90-minute show will be taped in front of a live studio audience at the Avalon in Hollywood on April 5. Performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced in the coming weeks. Starting today, the public can vote for the awards on Logo’s NewNowNext website. Check out all the nominees here:

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Kathy Griffin to host new Bravo talk show 'Kathy'

Bravo got into the talk show game seriously when it announced in November that Andy Cohen’s late-night gabfest Watch What Happens Live would be airing five nights a week, but now the cable network is expanding on that foundation by launching comedian Kathy Griffin into her own weekly talk show, titled Kathy. The news was announced today during the network’s presentation at the TCA press tour in Pasadena, Calif. READ FULL STORY

Bravo to air Andy Cohen's 'Watch What Happens Live' five nights a week

Andy Cohen has been bringing “the 411″ on all things Bravo from his boozy late night talk show, Watch What Happens Live, since 2009. But as many a dedicated Housewives fan will tell you, two nights a week of NeNe Lekes is simply never enough. Bravo announced on Monday that beginning Jan. 8, 2012, Watch What Happens will air five original episodes a week, making it the only daily live show on late night television. Fun fact: It is also the only daily live show on late night television that prominently features a turtle named after a perpetually drunk New York socialite.  READ FULL STORY

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger apologizes for offensive comments about gays

Patti Stanger, star of Bravo’s long-running reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, has issued an apology after making a series of offensive statements about gay men and monogamy on last night’s live season premiere of the cable network’s late-night talk show Watch What Happens: Live. “I am so sorry,” Stanger said in a statement to media watch group The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). “I did not mean to offend anyone with my comments last night on Watch What Happens: Live.”

A spokesperson for Bravo followed that up with a statement from the network. “Bravo regrets the comments expressed by Patti Stanger on Watch What Happens: Live last night. Her comments are not representative of the network’s beliefs and opinions. We apologize for the offense it caused.”

In a question and answer session with fans on the Sunday, Sept. 25, episode, after a gay caller asked about being monogamous in a long distance relationship, Stanger said: “There is no curbing the gays…I have tried to curb you people.” Later in the episode, Stanger alluded to the fact that it was a “compliment” to be straight versus being gay, which visibly flustered host and Bravo executive Andy Cohen.

Stanger is set to appear on HLN’s The Joy Behar Show on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and will likely address the controversy.

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‘Millionaire Matchmaker’ Patti Stanger gives controversial, uh, ‘advice’ during ‘Watch What Happens: Live’ visit

Bravo's 'Watch What Happens: Live': Season 5 guests include...

Break out the cocktails — the Bravo clubhouse is about to be reopened! EW has exclusively learned that the fifth season of Bravo’s Watch What Happens: Live is set to return to the cable network on Sunday, Sept. 25, at 11 p.m.

This coming season will again feature two new episodes a week, but instead of the previous Sunday and Thursday rotation, Watch What Happens: Live will air on Sunday and Monday.

The Sept. 25 premiere will feature a visit from Patti Stanger, who will be taking questions from viewers on the special, one-hour episode. Then guests roll out as follows:  READ FULL STORY

Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': Comedian Jay Mohr to guest host for Andy Cohen -- EXCLUSIVE

Yup, the host of Bravo’s well-performing late-night talk show Watch What Happens Live, Andy Cohen, is taking a break — albeit, for one night only.

On Sunday, July 10, comedian, Saturday Night Live alum, and Real Housewives enthusiast (he blogs about the show for BravoTV.com!) Jay Mohr will fill in as guest host on Watch What Happens Live. Mohr has appeared on the show previously, but as a guest. READ FULL STORY

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