While cable television is on the rise, a lot of people still don't know a lot about Bravo. This is very unfortunate! It's a fun and playful network, mostly full of reality shows, and other various forms of entertainment. The shows are some of the most addicting on television, with one of the best talk shows on all of TV. Okay, it may not be the channel for football obsessed gamers, but it definitely has something for everyone, and once you become addicted to one show, you're sure to get hooked on all of them. So if you've never seen the programming, here is why you should. And for those who already do, here's the list of why you're obsessed!
The gem of Bravo! Andy is the executive VP of Development and Talent at Bravo, and the host of its late night talk show. He is insanely witty and funny and is someone you just want to be best friends with. He is a best selling author and probably one of the biggest reasons Bravo has gotten as big as it is.
Watch What Happens Live
Watch What Happens Live is a half hour LIVE talk show hosted by Andy Cohen. What started off as a talk show with the bravo-lebrities, has blossomed into a must-see late night program with some of the biggest names in the business. Normally, two random guests are paired up together, and you never know whats going to happen. Andy asks the most ridiculous and fun questions and plays games with his guests. It's the most fun half-hour in late night TV. Guests have included Oprah, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, and many more! We'd do anything to be in the clubhouse!
The Real Housewives
The franchise that made Bravo what it is today. You either love them, or hate them. Most people have nothing but negative things to say about people who watch the Housewives shows, but we LOVE THEM! So much fashion, fun, drama, and greatness.
The Gay Shark
The gay shark has become a legend on Watch What Happens Live, dancing with some of the biggest celebrities in Hollywood. All you can do is laugh when this guy hits the stage.
The Bravo-lebrites keep blogs on Bravo's website, where viewers can find out the cast members' feelings about episodes, what's going on currently, and get gossip the show may not have revealed.
There are so many people to love and hate on Bravo, and Brandi is at the top of many people's lists. The woman speaks her mind, and speaks the truth and she is always being scrutinized for it on and off camera. She's one of the realest people on the whole Housewives franchise and she will leave your draw dropped.
Amy does spot on impressions of all the 'Bravo-lebrities', mostly of the Real Housewives. Her clips appear periodically on WWHL and will have you falling out of your chair. We understand some men and women are Anti-Housewife, so this might be the one thing on the list for you!
The Celebrity Guests Are Drinking
On WWHL, Andy's guests are always perfectly paired with the cocktail of their choice. Some celebrities choose to drink a non-alcoholic beverage, whereas others have no problem indulging. It's hysterical to watch our favorite celebs loosen up over the show and get sillier and sillier.
This is a reality show where a professional matchmaker hooks up millionaires in need with their perfect match. It's not the best show on the network, but we recommend it to see the dates blow up in disaster, and to see the captions at the end of the show saying it didn't work out. Some hook ups do, and have resulted in marriage, but more often than not… it's horrible. Which is why we love to watch.
One of the biggest stars on all of Bravo! NeNe is a Real Housewife of Atlanta, and her wittiness got her spots on Glee, and The New Normal. NeNe is 100% honest, and absolutely hysterical with her tag lines and little noises that viewers have adopted as their own. BLOOP! PLONK! And she is very rich, bitch.
Every night on WWHL, there is a drinking word that Andy, and his guests, don't know. Any time they say this word though out the show, the viewers at home who want to are encouraged to drink! I don't know any other show on television that draws in its viewers like this!
Their YouTube Channel
A branch off of WWHL, the Clubhouse YT channel has the funniest clips from the show, footage you've never seen, and viewer submitted material. It is a lot more raw and risqué than the show, and once you get on you'll be hooked!
Inside The Actors Studio
James Lipton hosts this groundbreaking show, as he interviews celebrates for an hour about their careers. It's taped in front of an audience who is also allowed to ask questions. It's a raw interview that will have you engrossed.
Reza is a star on "Shahs of Sunset" about a group of Persian friends who live in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas. Reza is known for his mustache, first of all, and for being totally off the wall hysterical. He's one of the network's biggest break out stars.
On almost every reality show on Bravo, Andy hosts a reunion show at the season's close. It brings together everyone from the cast and is a big ball full of drama. The cast members hash out everything that has happened on the show and behind the scenes. It's almost the reason you watch the show in the first place, as it is always the most highly anticipated episode of the season.
Andy also hosts other reunions, like the 10 year Queer Eye For The Straight Guy Reunion which brought back the Fab5 to talk about the historic show.
Ohhh the Gigster. Jiggy is the Real Housedog of Bravo, and is the pet of RH of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump. Jiggy has become an icon all his own, he's always dressed to a "T" and everyone knows him. His nickname is "the sex monster", and you can't help but love this little pup.
This show is a spinoff of RHOBH, as it follows the staff of Lisa Vanderpump's Resturant SUR. Anyone who has ever worked in a restaurant can relate to the bullish*t drama that comes with working in one. This restaurants drama may be a little more dramatic then what most of us have dealt with, but that's why we like it so much! It encompasses the life of twenty-(and some thirty) somethings trying to become successful in California, and the relationship dramas that ensue.
Top Chef is one of the biggest cooking competition shows on television. It has been around since 2006, and has grown bigger every season. If you love shows like Hell's Kitchen, MasterChef and all the cooking shows in-between, you'll love Top Chef.
One of the truest class acts throughout all Real Housewives shows. You'll fall in love with Lisa. She lives a lavish life most of us can only dream of, and doesn't put up with BS. Where many cast members can blow things out of proportion, Lisa can dismiss something stupid with a laugh.
The Love/Hate Relationships
You'll develop one of these on every show you watch. The people you love to hate. You'll form deep feelings about each cast member and talk about them with your fellow Bravo fans.