Bravo’s Andy Cohen, creator of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and all the rest of the “Housewives” series within the franchise, and the host of the late-night celebrity talker Watch What Happens Live, appeared on CBS Sunday Morning just a few days ago promoting his new book, “The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look at a Shallow Year.”
When discussing with the shows anchor including: Charlies Rose and Gayle King why the “Real Housewives” franchise has fascinated so many in the viewing audience, Cohen says, “I think “that the Housewives” have replaced the modern soap opera in a weird way for a lot of people.”
Noting of daytime dramas, Cohen related: “Scripted soap operas, there’s only a couple on the air now, and truth is stranger than fiction, which is part of the reason why I love my book actually, because things that happen to us in real life… you couldn’t write this stuff. It certainly holds true with all the Beverly Hills housewives, and all the rest.”
Watch the interview with Cohen from CBS This Morning after the jump! Then let us know, do you agree that the reality series franchises are the soaps of our time? Does Andy make a good point? And remember, he is a big fan of Susan Lucci (Ex-Erica Kane AMC, Devious Maids)! So, comment below!