Bravo announced several promotions today, including bumping Andy Cohen to Bravo’s senior vice president of original programming and development. The network also promoted Shari Levine to lead production and Cori Abraham to lead development, while Christian Barcellos is the new VP of production and Eli Lehrer is the new VP of development and production.
Cohen, the network’s most-visible executive–and perhaps the most visible network executive anywhere–will still be “overseeing the network’s production team,” but now “adds oversight of Bravo’s development and will continue to manage the network’s aggressive slate of current unscripted series and specials, as well as the network’s current production slate,” according to the network.
Frances Berwick, the network’s executive vice president–Bravo really has too many VPs–explained Cohen’s promotion. “Since he joined Bravo in 2004, Andy has made an indelible mark on the network, bringing an amazing creativity and passion to everything from executive producing our originals, to his daily must-read blog, and numerous TV and online hosting duties. He is the ultimate multi-skilled executive,” she said.
Andy’s track record of executive producing and overseeing great unscripted shows is evidence that he’s a good network executive, but let’s just hope this doesn’t give him license to put his insufferable self on TV even more.