After two seasons on air, Kathy Griffin‘s late night talk show Kathy is not being renewed, Deadline has confirmed. The comedienne dropped the news during a live stand up show Friday night in Cincinnati, Ohio as first reported by The Cincinnati Enquirer. The cancellation could free her up for a potential jump to CNN for the hourlong show opposite Anderson Cooper that Deadline told you the pair filmed last week. It also comes two months after an exec switch-up at Bravo saw the network change hands from Lauren Zalaznick to Bonnie Hammer. Griffin won two Emmys while at Bravo for her reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D List.
Bravo is expanding the presence of its ubiquitous star Kathy Griffin with Kathy, a one-hour weekly talk show hosted by the star of the network’s Emmy-winning reality series My Life On The D List. It will premiere this spring. Additionally, Bravo has picked up two more Griffin comedy comedy specials for 2012, bringing the number of specials the comedian has done on the network to 15. Kathy is designed to reflect Griffin’s thoughts on everything pop culture as she rants on the week’s biggest headlines and tabloid gossip as well as feature stand-up routines, celebrity interviews and taped segments. It joins Bravo’s Andy Cohen late-night talk show Watch What Happens: Live, which expands to five nights a week starting tomorrow night. Cohen today announced that Sandra Bernhard will provide a “weekly rant” on pop culture on the show. “Her take, if you follow her on Twitter is always so smart and funny, ” he said. “That’s just what she’s going to be doing.”
During its portion of the winter TCA press tour, Bravo also announced renewals of Pregnant In Heels for Season 2, The Millionaire Matchmaker for Season 6 and Million Dollar Listing LA for Season 5 as well as Curtis Stone and Cat Cora as hosts of its upcoming culinary series Around The World in 80 Plates. Bravo, which posted ratings gains for a sixth consecutive year in 2011, said it will increase the network’s original programming by an additional 25% in 2012. Here is a list of the network’s upcoming series for this year, including the Ryan Seacrest-produced Shahs of Sunset:
Be careful what you say — it may come back to bite you … or your Emmy chances. That’s what is happening to Kathy Griffin, who earlier this month nabbed a sixth consecutive Emmy nomination in the outstanding reality category for her Bravo series My Life On the D-List (she won in 2007 and 2008). A self-professed Hoarders fanatic, Griffin regularly talks about her obsession with the A&E reality series during her standup, including in her stand-up specials on Bravo. Now A&E is using some of the praise Griffin has heaped on Hoarders in the docu-series’ Emmy campaign. Hoarders, chronicling the struggles and treatment of people who suffer from compulsive hoarding, received its first Emmy nomination this year and is going against D-List, Discovery’s Deadliest Catch and Mythbusters, PBS’ Antique Roadshow and CBS’ Undercover Boss in the best reality series category. Here are the Hoarders Emmy ad, which A&E is expected to unveil later today, and an eight-minute Hoarders segment from one of Griffin’s stand-up specials.
Bravo has ordered four new stand-up comedy specials with Kathy Griffin, the most in a single year for the comedian and star-executive producer of the network’s Emmy-winning reality series Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List. Since 2005, Griffin has done 8 comedy specials for Bravo, most recently …