“Yes bitches, it’s another Kardashian show – you love it,” was how Khloe Kardashian started off her new TV endeavor, “Kocktails With Khloe,” an hourlong chat show that features the reality star and her guests drinking, playing games, and talking about whatever.
The live-to-tape show premiered Wednesday night on A&E’s sister channel FYI with guests comedian Kym Whitley, “The Talk” co-host Aisha Tyler, former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast member Brandi Glanville, and appearances from Snoop Dogg and Khloe’s sister Kendall Jenner.
Did we mention there’s alcohol?
“A few glasses of alcohol you kind of forget there’s cameras there,” Khloe told the TCA at its recent Winter Press Tour.
In fact, no cameras are visible to the guests. They’re all hidden within the set – which resembles Khloe’s real home.
“We built a set that pretty much mimics kind of how my house looks and feels,” Khloe said. “So people who have gone to my home, if you watch our TV show you’ll see it’s kind of like a replica of my home, as much as we could. So you get really comfortable and you feel it’s very cozy.”
“There’s no cameraman, there’s no sound man. So when people come into the room, they’re not going to be walking around cords and cameramen,” added the show’s executive producer Craig Piligian.
Each guest arrives with the ring of a doorbell. They move around the “home” with their beverages, like a real dinner party. They even play party games.
One of them was called “Swiper,” where a celeb would appear on the TV screen and guests would swipe the ones they would sleep with. A unanimous affirmative swipe accompanied “Creed” star Michael B. Jordan.
John Stamos? “Yes Lord!” said Kym.
Of course producers found a way to include the most famous Kardashian for the premiere.
At one point, Kendall prank calls her big sister Kim with news that she is pregnant. Let’s just say Kim didn’t give the shocked, stunned reaction that producers usually hope for.
By the time Snoop arrives, fashionably late, everyone is nice and bent (except Kendall, because she’s “not allowed” to drink). The guests begin firing questions at him: Do you get high everyday? How did you like your portrayal in ‘Straight Outta Compton?’
Somehow, they eventually got Snoop to act out the Nicki Minaj/Farrah Abraham feud, with Snoop as Farrah and Kym as Nicki.
There’s also a personal chef, Sharone, that handles the menu for each episode.
Kym flirted with him a lot, even though he is married.
Below, Khloe talks about how much of her private life she will discuss on the show. (For example, will she chat freely about her current dealings with ex-husband, Lamar Odom?)
“Kocktails With Khloe” tapes within a day or two of its airdate on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FYI.