Andy Cohen to Host, Executive Produce ‘For Real: The Story of Reality TV’

Andy Cohen is adding another TV hosting gig to his resume, this time at the E! network. Cohen will lead For Real: The Story of Reality TV, E! announced today. The series, which will look back on shows like Keeping Up With the Kardashians, The Bachelorette, and The Real Housewives, “will rewind the clock and revisit some of the most iconic reality television moments that have undoubtedly shaped the world we live in today and share the inside scoop from the icons who lived it,” according to its official description.

For Real: The Story of Reality TV will premiere in 2021 and will include seven episodes. In each one, Cohen will focus on a theme or moment from reality TV. And he’ll have help too, bringing in some industry insiders as well as big names in the reality world. “I’m thrilled to look back at the shows that formed my love for reality TV, and interview the icons of the genre,” Cohen, who will also executive produce For Real, said in a statement. “This series is like great candy!”

“A reality connoisseur in his own right, Andy takes viewers on a deep and captivating journey into a genre that’s forever captivated audiences and impacted pop culture,” added Rachel Smith, Executive Vice President, Development, Bravo and E!. “At a time where the world is constantly changing, For Real: The Story of Reality TV offers the perfect escape we all need; an opportunity to sit back, relax and submerge into a world that’s captured so many.”

Here’s what else you may have missed today:

Judd Apatow is developing his next project for Netflix, Deadline reports. The comedian behind hits like Superbad and 40 Year Old Virgin is teaming up with the streamer for a movie for the first time, working on an untitled film that “follows a group of actors and actresses stuck inside a pandemic bubble at a hotel attempting to complete a film.” Apatow is collaborating with South Park‘s Pam Brady on the script, and Barry Mendel will serve as executive producer.

Michael Bay’s Songbird is heading to VOD, Variety reports. The coronavirus thriller, which takes place in the future with a more deadly mutation of the virus, stars KJ Apa as an immune courier who falls in love with an artist (Sofia Carson) who’s become infected with the virus. Songbird made history as the first movie to film entirely during the pandemic, and now audiences can watch it from their homes. Beginning Dec. 11, Songbird will be available to rent for $19.99 for a 48-hour period.

Kelsey Grammer and Alec Baldwin are getting their very own sitcom, The Wrap reports. The two are set to star in an ABC series from Modern Family‘s Chris Lloyd and Vali Chandrasekaran. According to the series description, the untitled comedy will follow “three men who were roommates in their twenties until their warring egos drove them apart. The trio reunites decades later for one more run at the lives they’ve always wanted.” Grammer and Baldwin have already been cast as two of the roommates, and the third has yet to be announced.

Wonder Girl is coming to The CW! Variety reports that Greg Berlanti is bringing another DC series to the network, developing a Wonder Girl series based on characters created by Joëlle Jones. The new series will follow Yara Flor, the new Wonder Woman. The character is described as “a Latina Dreamer who was born of an Amazonian Warrior and a Brazilian River God, learns that she is Wonder Girl. With her newfound power must fight the evil forces that would seek to destroy the world.” Wonder Girl is in its very beginnings, but it’s already making history — if it debuts on The CW, the series will mark the first time a Latina superhero is the lead of a DC TV series.

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