‘Hopefully, I will not be sneaking it,’ he told hosts Justin Sylvester and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton.
‘I haven’t heard anything yet, but come on, they need to let us drink. It’s New Year’s Eve.’
Referring to himself and the CNN anchor, who are each parents to two young children he cried, ‘Give the daddies some juice.’
The Watch What Happens Live host said the no-alcohol ruled ‘didn’t go well last year in terms of viewer happiness about us drinking.’
‘People really cared and I hope CNN gives the people what they want.’
It could have been Andy’s own antics that lead to the dry broadcast.
As he and Anderson welcomed in 2022, the Bravolebrity went viral after he went on an apparently booze-fueled rant that included criticism of former New York Mayor Bill de Blasio whose term was ending.
A tipsy Andy also took at jab at ABC’s rival show, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest telling viewers ‘If you look behind me, you’ll see Ryan Seacrest’s group of losers performing. I’m sorry but if you’re watching ABC, you’re watching nothing.’
The reality show creator explained his comments on social media, telling fans ‘I was a hair over-served last night, but man did I have fun! I hope you did too.’
He later apologized for some of his drunken comments.
‘The only thing that I regret saying, the only thing is that I slammed the ABC broadcast and I really like Ryan Seacrest and he’s a great guy,’ he said on his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live a few days after the incident.
‘I really regret saying that, and I was just stupid and drunk and feeling it.’
As they rang in 2023, Andy and Anderson toasted the new year with pickle juice.
Comedian Kevin Hart who was a guest on last year’s show was not a fan of the new edict.
‘I don’t like it one bit. I’mma say what you wanna say. … I’mma do what you can’t. I’mma take a shot because you guys have been hoodwinked!’
‘Kevin, bless you,’ Andy told the actor. ‘Thank you for that. We appreciate your anger. You are a vessel for us.’
Former CNN CEO Chris Licht, who made the no alcohol rule has been replaced by Mark Thompson, formerly of the BBC and The New York Times.
The network has not commented on whether it plans to reverse the policy.