EXCLUSIVE: Andy Cohen Addresses Vicki Gunvalson's 'RHOC' Future, Teases 'Exciting' 'WWHL' Changes

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Andy Cohen isn’t sure Real Housewives of Orange County will look the same when it comes back for season 12 sometime in 2017.
The Bravo staple just wrapped its 11th season with a brutal three-part reunion, which featured Vicki Gunvalson screaming, Shannon Beador crying and a series of potentially life-altering accusations -- from closeted husbands to spousal abuse.
“Yes, my ears are still kind of burning, ringing,” Cohen jokes to ET. “I don't know that they all [come back from that]. That's what we're figuring out now.”
Fans are split on what Bravo should do when it comes to Gunvalson. There seems to be an equal outpouring online for her to exit the show and to stay. Cohen says the OG Housewife’s future with the network is “another interesting question.”
ET caught up with Cohen at The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ season seven premiere party in Los Angeles over the weekend. The show returns on Tuesday night at 9 p.m. ET, and Cohen promises the new episodes will be “fresh, beautiful and rich.”
Cohen’s show, Watch What Happens Live, is also going to be looking fresh and beautiful in 2017. The late-night talker is moving into a new studio, and getting a name upgrade when it returns on Jan. 3 at 11 p.m. ET. It will be known as Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
“[It’s] very exciting,” Cohen says. “You know, it's like moving from a Tic Tac to a studio apartment, kind of. It's still going to be the clubhouse and really, you know, authentically stupid. But it will be also be a little bigger and we can double the size of our audience, which means 50 people!”
Cohen confesses the change really just came out of necessity of needing more room, and the timing worked out -- a new space opened up in the same building where they currently film the show.
For more on those Watch What Happens Live changes, and the fallout from Cohen’s just-released memoir, Superficial, check out the video below.