Bethenny Getting Married, a reality show focused on Real Housewives of New York City‘s Bethenny Frankel, has raked in record high ratings with just a few short episodes this summer. But don’t expect any other Real Housewives to get similar spin-off shows any time soon. That’s what Andy Cohen, Bravo’s head of programming, told Crushable.
“We waited a long time to do that with Bethenny,” Andy said. “I’m really more focused on the ensembles. With Bethenny, we had lightning in a bottle and I never expect lightning to strike twice. I think that was a really unique situation. We’re really focused on the motherships in each city, as it were. I don’t think that there’s going to be a wave of Housewives spin-offs coming your way.”
But as Bravo gets ready to introduce the fifth Housewives installment, Real Housewives of D.C. on August 5, and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in the works, we asked Andy how many Housewives is too many and whether they’ll be getting rid of any of the older franchises eventually. “I don’t know,” Andy told Crushable. “That’s a really good question and it’s something we’re always weighing…Anything’s a possibility and everything’s fluid.”