Coronavirus: 'Watch What Happens Live' suspends production, fans ask for 'RHONY' episodes to ease quarantine
Fans tweeted to him requesting he release episodes of shows from the 'Real Housewives' franchise earlier so it could help with the quarantine in times of coronavirus
In the wake of the dreaded COVID-19, 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' has suspended production of the show until further notice. According to Bravo's website, March 15's episode was about to see Cohen host 'Shahs of Sunset' castmates Destiney Rose and Reza Farahan in the studio. Instead, Bravo featured an episode aggregating all of Andy's favorite 'The Real Housewives of Atlanta' moments on the show over the years.
The host announced on his Twitter over the weekend that the show has suspended production as a precautionary measure against the virus. "As a precautionary measure starting Friday, March 13, 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' will suspend production. With the exception of an already recorded episode airing on 3/19, there will be no new episodes for the time being." posted Andy on his Twitter.
Fans of the show were deeply saddened post the announcement. One user tweeted, "What are we supposed to watch in quarantine ANDY?!?!". Another fan wrote, "Woah. As my 14 yo daughter would say, "This hits different."
Cohen is also the executive producer of Bravo's another immensely popular 'The Real Housewives' franchise and fans tweeted to him with special requests. "@Andy it would be sooooo sick if all housewives seasons and episodes were on the Bravo app to get us through this social distancing sitch." wrote a fan. Another fan of the franchise tweeted, "Please @BravoTV @Andy put season one of every #RealHousewives on! I’m on day 2 of at least 14 days home with my kid and I didn’t buy enough wine! #RealHousewifesMarathonWillKeepMeSane (sort of!)".
Other live shows that have stopped production for safety reasons include 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' and 'The Talk'. 'Jimmy Kimmel Live', 'The Daily Show With Trevor Noah' and 'Lights out with David Spade' will stop production from Monday, March 16, till the end of the month.
'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen' airs Sunday to Thursday at 11/10C on Bravo.