PRESS TOUR: Bravo hopes you'll watch 'Watch'

Sunday, 08 January 2012 12:25 AM Written by 

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PASADENA, Calif. -- Bravo's talk show "Watch What Happens Live" becomes a nightly series this week and it will be the only live talk show at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday starting tonight.

Although as a weekly series "Watch" has concentrated on promoting Bravo shows through chat with what a Bravo president calls "Bravolebrities" -- because we all know they're not talented and they're not real celebrities -- the five-nights-a-week show will expand to cover more pop culture topics.

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"Four words: Ralph Fiennes Pajama Party," host Andy Cohen teased.

What now?

"Things start with a little germ," Cohen explained. "Ralph Fiennes had done a walk‑on as Lord Voldemort last year. And I said to him when you have something to promote, we would love to have you back, and he said, 'Great, but I want to do it in my PJs.' And I said great, we'll have a Ralph Fiennes Pajama Party. And so this has been in my brain for a year, weirdly, and it's gonna happen."

So on Jan. 20, Fiennes, Holly Hunter and Cohen will have a televised PJ party.

"We're just expanding the guest roster," Cohen said. "We've added Sandra Bernhard as a correspondent, which we're really excited about.  We want to keep what's working about the show intact. We're not moving to a bigger studio. We love the intimacy of the Clubhouse. We love the interactivity with the audience. And we love the fun that we have with the guests."

Other upcoming guests include Anderson Cooper (Monday), Tori Spelling (Tuesday), Rosie O'Donnell (Thursday) and Jimmy Fallon (Jan. 18).

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