Got a beef with "Top Chef"? Starting tonight, you can take your complaints directly to the top. Bravo is launching an online series called "Watch What Happens," which starts tonight after "Top Chef." Andy Cohen, the network's senior vice president for production and programming, will sit down for 20 minutes with one or two key personalities from the show, taking questions that viewers e-mail, text, and call in. Tonight's guests are whomever gets eliminated plus judge Gail Simmons. The idea is that "Watch What Happens" will air after each Wednesday's reality competition show — with "Top Design" up next.
To hear what Bravo has to say about this and learn more about how it works,
Here's how Frances Berwick, one of Bravo's executive vice presidents, described the show:
"Bravo viewers are fanatics about our reality competition series. They go online immediately after an episode and gossip about what happened each week — the drama, the controversy, the judging. 'Watch What Happens' will provide an even richer interactive experience for our fans to further engage in the programs they find so addictive."
Unfortunately, "Watch What Happens" goes live after the East Coast broadcast, so West Coasters like me will either have to skip the chat or get the outcome spoiled. Andy says the show will be archived online, so at least we'll still get to see what others had to say. (Or, you can save your "Top Chef" chatter for Yum's live chat on Thursday mornings.)