updated 12/20/2011 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/01/2012 AT 9:35 AM ET
Cohen, the network’s executive vice president of original programming and development – and host of Watch What Happens Live – talked to PEOPLE about his obsessions.
One (possible) surprise on his list: the Republican presidential debates, which he calls pure “entertainment.”
“They’re like Real Housewives reunions,” he says. “I’m sorry, but they are. And I want to host one.”
Cohen, 43, also said he found “the Kardashian spectacle” to be “endlessly entertaining,” and confessed that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks is someone he’s “obsessed with.”
We’ll be hearing more from Cohen in 2012, as Watch What Happens, which now airs on Sunday and Monday nights, extends to five nights a week starting in early January.