The senior vice president for original programming and development at Bravo -- and wrangler of so-called "Real" Housewives from Washington, D.C. to Orange County -- recently spoke to the New York Times about the reality TV franchise. (The occasion? Bravo's latest incarnation, one featuring the oh-so-unreal housewives of Beverly Hills, debuts Thursday.)
The Times' Kathryn Shattuck asked Cohen why the franchise had yet to venture into the Midwest. And here's Cohen's unedited -- and oh-so-devastating -- response:
I'm from St. Louis. I know the real housewives of St. Louis, and I don't necessarily want to see them on TV. Please don't let that be a slam on my hometown because it's my favorite place.
Oh, no, Andy: We would never take that as a slam.
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