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On The ‘D-List’ No More…
On Wednesday, January 5th, Bravo issued a statement via press release regarding the status of comedian Kathy Griffin’s reality series. The cable network said that the comedian will air 4 specials in 2011, however, her hit reality show, My Life On The D-List is pretty much over. The hit reality show aired its sixth and final season last summer.
“It was a really tough decision, because I think of the ‘D-List’ as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons, and I also think it was really time to stop doing it,” Griffin tells People. “Reality is great, but I really didn’t set out to be a reality star. So now it’s time to spread my wings and show that I’m a little different than Kate Gosselin.”
My Life On The D-List debut in August, 2005 and became an instant hit for Bravo. In the beginning, the show featured “D Class” celebrity Kathy Griffin, trying to climb up the Hollywood ladder. The show featured her staff members, Tom, Jessica and Tiffany and turned her mother Maggie Griffin into a household name. The show had numerous guest stars including: Lily Tomlin, Paula Deen, Paris Hilton, Bette Midler, Ricki Lake, Marcia Cross and Cyndi Lauper. The season 3 debuted with its highest number averaging over one million viewers. Season 4 expanded to ten episodes.
According to Griffin, she had titled her first Bravo comedy special The D-List, to imply that her pull as a bottom-feeder celebrity was so low; she didn’t even make the “C-list.” The special was such a hit that the network later approached Griffin to film a reality series based on her celebrity-bashing comedy.
The four as yet unnamed comedy specials will air quarterly on Bravo this year. The first will tape in Milwaukee in February. Her last special, Whores on Crutches, aired on November 10th, with such topics as: The Housewives of New Jersey, Tiger Woods and her on again/off again ban from The View.