When we caught up with Alex McCord last week at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, she told us that not only is “The Real Housewives of New York” still shooting down to the wire as its Feb. 15 premiere approaches, but Bravo has put her husband, Simon van Kempen to work, too.
“In addition to the season premiere,” Alex tells Zap2it. “Simon is shooting his own webisodes for BravoTV.com. A web spinoff, which is phenomenal. That’s going to be on the website the same time the show’s airing.”
She adds, “Literally, he’s been shooting while I’ve been here.”
It’s so hot off the presses, it doesn’t have a title yet! Premiering the same day as “The Real Housewives of New York,” Simon tells Popeater.com that the web series will focus on his everyday life outside of his wife’s show from “shopping, cooking, accidentally injuring myself and attempting to overcome one of life’s toughest afflictions.”
“I’m delighted to get a mini spinoff from ‘Housewives,'” Simon tells the site. “And so glad I didn’t have to get pregnant or married to do so! Seriously, Alex, the boys and I have a lot of fun living in Brooklyn, and these webisodes give viewers a chance to see all four of us away from the drama of ‘Housewives.'”
Oh, Bethenny Frankel, he was joking! But, really who knows? It may be a web hit like “Watch What Happens Live,” which originally started online, and become its own show on the network, as well.
Out of the NYC househusbands, Simon is the most obvious choice for his own series. He’s not afraid to get into the mix, he just launched a social media company, and he may reveal just where we can get those red leather pants! Guys, you’re at the edge of your seats, we know.
Will you be clicking over to Simon’s web spinoff?