Move Over Honey Boo-Boo, Gov. Cuomo the Next Big Reality Star
By Fred Furnace
Published April 19th, 2015
ALBANY – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his family will be featured in an upcoming reality series to air on the Bravo Network, according to an administration official familiar with the project.
Coming Home to the Cuomos will begin filming this summer and as part of Bravo’s upcoming fall lineup. The show will be completely unscripted and focus on the home life of the governor and his family.
Cuomo spokesman Box Newman said the Bravo project is part of the administration’s ongoing effort to make the governor appear “human,” “more likeable” and “less horrifying.”
“We hope people will get to see the softer side of the governor, “ Newman said. “Maybe he won’t seem like such a horrible monster to people if he’s seen eating toast in his pajamas or something.”
Newman acknowledged the show has the potential to backfire, as no one really knows what happens in the governor’s mansion after dark.
“Look, we’ve heard the rumors just like everyone else – including that he’s possibly a vampire,” Newman said. “If that turns out to be the case, then yeah, this will have been a real disaster. But it is a risk we are willing to take.”
“If Bravo can help make the likes of NeNe Leakes and Teresa Giudice seem somewhat likeable,” Newman added, “then even someone like Gov. Cuomo stands half a chance.”
A Bravo spokesperson confirmed the news, adding that Coming Home to the Cuomos will finally give Bravo its answer to competing cable shows such as Amish Mafia.
“This has the potential to be fantastic viewing,” boasted Bravo spokesman Pear Figman. “Forget about skeletons. We may uncover real, live people living in this guy’s closet.”