Jerry O'Connell to executive produce and star in Bravo talk show 'Real Men Watch Bravo'
Bravo Media has given the greenlight for star Jerry O'Connell to executive produce and host his own talk show
Bravo Media has given the go-ahead for 'Real Men Watch Bravo,' a new late-night talk show that will be hosted by Jerry O'Connell. The series will see O'Connell joined by a panel of male celebrities, comics, and tastemakers to converse about all the 'buzziest moments on Bravo' and other topics trending in pop culture and will offer audiences a unique look at what these guests are pondering and loving about all things that are Bravo and entertainment.
As reported by Deadline, a description for the show reads: "From offering advice to The Real Housewives from every franchise to taking sides on some of the most controversial Bravo feuds, Jerry is truly a walking encyclopedia of Bravo history."
It continues: "Real Men Watch Bravo will offer unprecedented access to the male point of view pertaining to all things Bravo and entertainment. Whether realizing they were a die-hard Vanderpump Rules fan after being introduced to the sizzling series by their girlfriends or learning how to cook the perfect filet from binging Top Chef episodes for hours, these men are unapologetic Bravoholics and hope to encourage others to step out of the shadows and admit what some have known all along…Real Men Watch Bravo."
O'Connell is a perfect fit for the role considering his past with the network and currently stars in Bravo's crime drama series 'Carter.' He plays the role of Harley Carter, the Canadian star of a hit American television detective series who returns to his hometown to rethink his life after having a public meltdown on the red carpet at an awards show, but finds that his old friends and neighbours can no longer separate him from his television persona and keep asking him to investigate real cases.
The actor goes as far as crediting Bravo with an important role in his marriage with 'The Librarians' star Rebecca Romijn. "You want to know the secrets to our marriage? We both actively watch every Housewives franchise and we talk about it," O'Connell told The Daily Dish, admitting that reality TV had been an active hobby for the pair over the 14-year course of their relationship.
He continued: "But it was the Housewives. I mean, I guess Orange County was the first one, right? And we would watch it. And I remember my wife was like, 'You have to watch this show.' And I was like 'I'm not watching that show. I'm not watching it.' And we have a television in our bedroom and we started to watch it and it became the glue that bonds us."
'Real Men Watch Bravo' will be executive produced by fellow talk show and radio host and author Andy Cohen, who holds the unique honor of being the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show in Bravo's nightly series 'Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.' Cohen, who also serves as an executive producer of the 'Real Housewives' franchise, will be working alongside O'Connell. The series is set to premiere some time this fall.