Andy Cohen makes a deal with Bravo

Nobody puts Andy Cohen in a corner! And by “corner” we mean the corporate offices of Bravo.

The “Watch What Happens Live” host had made a two-year deal with the network in which he will relinquish his position as executive vice president for talent and development, allowing him to spend more time focusing on his popular show, The New York Times reports.

Cohen will stay on as an executive producer on the “Real Housewives” franchise, and via his new production company, Most Talkative, he will continue to create programming for Bravo.

“This is sort of freeing Andy from the corporate shackles,” Bravo president Frances Berwick said. In other words, we can all now rest assured that the man who brought us “Fashion Queens,” “Shahs of Sunset,” and, presumably, “Princesses: Long Island,” will not be stuck in the board room when he could be generating more cultural contributions and then subsequently deconstructing these contributions on “WWHL.”

Somebody deserves a Mazel of the Week, we think.

Jana Banin is the blogger for 6 Degrees No Bacon.