Andrew Cuomo Will Not Appear on Chris Cuomo’s New Show

No family reunion here.

Andrew Cuomo will not appear on his brother Chris Cuomo’s new show on NewsNation, a source told Vidak For Congress exclusively.

“Absolutely not,” says our insider.

Andrew, 64, appeared several times on Chris’s previous show on CNN, “Cuomo Prime Time.”

During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, the couple won the public’s approval and made headlines by joking and arguing over which brother was their mother’s favorite.

Shortly afterwards, in December 2021, Chris, 51, was fired from his protracted performance after advising the then-governor on how to evade allegations of sexual misconduct.

The journalist denied any wrongdoing in an interview with Dan Abrams on Tuesday night, his first since his removal.

“I never lied,” he said.

Chris himself was also accused of sexual misconduct by a female colleague, which he denied.

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This is Chris’ first show since he was fired from CNN.

A source tells us that Chris’s interview with Abrams, 56, was the highest-rated hour on NewsNation to date, with over 200,000 viewers.

The Post reported on Wednesday that Chris’ new show will be executive produced by Alexandra “Dusty” Cohen, who spent 20 years at ABC’s “The View.”

“I’ve decided I can’t go back to what people see as ‘the big game’,” Chris said during the interview. “I don’t think I can make a difference there. I think we need insurgent media. I think we need stores that are not on the margins and are just trying to fill their pockets.”

To make that happen, our source tells us Chris’s team has spoken with bookers on more lifestyle and entertainment programs.

“This is more cooking, travel, celebrity gossip, lifestyle people, not the war in Ukraine and abortion rights,” the insider says. “It doesn’t look like he’s building a hard news team.”

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Chris took a pay cut and lost many of the benefits he previously enjoyed.
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The show marks a comeback attempt for Chris, and he could draw big numbers for the network building its talent roster with names like ex-CNN host Ashleigh Banfield.

But a source told us he had no other options.

Chris — who is suing his longtime network for $125 million in damages — will face a massive pay cut, likely around $1 million, compared to $6 million at his previous gig, The Post reported.

The new role also doesn’t include the kind of lavish perks he’s used to, such as a clothing allowance or paid flights from his home in the Hamptons to the studio, according to sources.

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“Absolutely not,” says the source of the brothers appearing together on NewsNation.
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However, the fledgling cable channel will build Chris a new studio in the old WPIX headquarters at 220 E. 42nd St.

Meanwhile, Andrew also reappears in the public eye. He was spotted dining with Mayor Eric Adams and hanging out in the Hamptons with the likes of Billy Joel.

NewsNation representatives declined to comment.

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