Finally! Recognition for ‘Bravolebrities’

click to enlarge Andy Cohen hosts The Bravos awards show. - Photo: Courtesy of Bravo
Photo: Courtesy of Bravo
Andy Cohen hosts The Bravos awards show.

The nominees are in. The votes have been tallied. It’s almost time for awards.

No, not the Emmys — though those noms were announced last week. It’s time for The Bravos (10 p.m. Wednesday, Bravo), and I’m not talking about Game of Thrones’ Free City in Westeros (which is spelled Braavos); I’m talking the home of Housewives, where Andy Cohen is god.

OK (and this is coming from a Bravoholic): Few of the network’s programs actually deserve critical acclaim — although the Mr. Robot premiere did feature a Vanderpump Rules cameo. But there’s no denying they’re now part of the American fabric! And this special will recognize them all.

What other awards show has categories like the Don’t Call It a Comeback Award, Jumpsuit Achievement, the Susan Lucci Award for Best Performance in a Reality Show, the Queen of Shade, the Sorry Not Sorry Award and Who’s Your Daddy?

There will also be a performance from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne, and Cohen will be presenting Mariah Carey with the Giving Me Life-time Achievement Award. So!


Mr. Robot (10 p.m. Wednesday, USA) – Elliot struggles to fight off Mr. Robot; Angela goes behind the scenes of Evil Corp.

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (10:30 p.m., TBS) – This “Very Special Full Frontal Special” has the Queen Bee reporting from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.


Syfy Presents Live From Comic-Con (8 p.m., Syfy) – Will Arnett checks in live from the pop culture mecca that is San Diego Comic-Con nightly through Saturday.

Traveling the Stars: Ancient Aliens with Action Bronson and Friends (Series Premiere, 11 p.m., VICELAND) – Rapper Action Bronson + History Channel’s Ancient Aliens + weed.


Looking: The Movie (10 p.m., HBO) – Following the cancellation of the dramedy series Looking, this two-hour film serves as a supersized finale for the show, with one last look at Agustín, Dom and Patrick.


The Night Of (9 p.m., HBO) – Naz awaits his arraignment at Rikers Island, but with his fate in the hands of another inmate, he fears he might never even make it out.

Preacher (9 p.m., AMC) – With Jesse on the run, his friends must make some decisions with serious consequences. In a flashback, the cowboy returns to Ratwater for revenge.

Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour (Series Premiere, 10 p.m., History) – Who doesn’t miss The Osbournes? Ozzy and Jack travel across the globe, hitting up an array of historic pit stops (it is the History Channel, after all) along the way. In the premiere, the father-son duo heads to Jamestown, Va. and considers America’s first settlers.

Geeking Out (Series Premiere, 10:05 p.m., AMC) – Of course AMC has to get in on the Comic-Con fun. Kevin Smith and actor Greg Grunberg host this new nerdy talk show.

Vice Principals (10:30 p.m., HBO) – Russell and Gamby invade the new principal’s personal space in order to drive her out. Elsewhere, the prospect of a school evaluation puts the fear of God in the two.


MADtv (Series Premiere, 9 p.m., CW) – This revival of the sketch comedy show that originally ran from 1995 to 2009 features previous cast members Will Sasso, Nicole Sullivan and Bobby Lee joining a fresh crop of comics.

Black Market With Michael K. Williams (10 p.m., VICELAND) – Codeine is considered from the prescription opioid-based cough medicine to the pop culture sensation known as “lean.”

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