Fear not, Bravo fans, your favorite host and housewife wrangler isn’t going anywhere!
A representative for the network told ET on Sunday that rumors that Andy Cohen was looking to leave Watch What Happens Live -- possibly to join pal Kelly Ripa as her new Live! co-host -- are “totally untrue,” adding that, “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen as host is continuing on the network and [was] recently renewed through 2017.”
Rumors started to swirl when Bravo announced the development of a new show, Look Who’s Talking Live, but the network assured fans that the show is in development “as a companion show to WWHL, not as a replacement.”
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So, if it won’t be Cohen, who’s the prime candidate to fill the seat left vacant by Michael Strahan’s recent departure? ET learned last week that one possibility is Rob Lowe, who served as guest co-host with Ripa back in 2012, just before Strahan was hired.
"I hosted it with Kelly and had the time of my life," Lowe told ET at the time. "I love her ... I love being able to talk to an audience every morning like that and just being fun, counter-punching, being silly, and talking about cool stuff."
Anderson Cooper has also been named as a possible Strahan replacement. The journalist and TV host proved he’d be a great fit when he filled in on Live! last week, and has reportedly expressed interest in the gig.
Sources tell ET that Cooper has made it clear to executives that he would like to do both Live! and his nightly CNN show, Anderson Cooper 360, if offered the chance. However, a deal is complicated given this year's presidential elections, and Cooper's important role in covering politics for CNN.
Ripa co-hosted Friday’s Live! show with her husband, Mark Consuelos, where the pair adorably gushed about their eldest son Michael, who just turned 19 and is the spitting image of his handsome father.