[01/03/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Inks Deal with Kathy Griffin for Unscripted Series to Document the Comic's Life on the D-List

[via press release from Bravo]


BURBANK, Calif. -- January 3, 2005 -- Bravo clinches deal with "D-List" darling Kathy Griffin for a six-episode, one-hour unscripted series to document the comic's life and efforts to keep her career afloat. Each episode will include a portion of Griffin's stand-up act or public appearance, as well as the behind-the-scenes negotiations and preparations that go into each performance. It's an insider's look at the indignities and encounters that can only happen when one is a well-known and under-appreciated comic doing what it takes to make a living. "Kathy Griffin: Life on the D-List" is slated to air on Bravo in 2005. The announcement was made today by Bravo President Lauren Zalaznick.

"I think it's wonderfully ironic that Kathy Griffin, the ultimate reality TV fanatic, now has her own unscripted series," said Zalaznick. "Her cutting commentary on Hollywood and celebrity culture made for a very successful stand-up act and comedy special for Bravo. I'm confident the series will be every bit as entertaining."

The series will also feature Griffin's "peeps," who include: her husband, Matt; her assistant, Jessica; her live-in decorator, Mike; her "gays" Dennis and Tony; her overworked public relations team; her parents; her out-of-town in-laws; and a host of others who manage to both help and hinder Griffin's quest for fame.

Picture This Television will produce "Kathy Griffin: Life on the D-List" for Bravo.

Bravo is an arts and culture network featuring a variety of programs presented in an original and engaging way. Currently seen in more than 77 million homes, Bravo is the television destination for viewers who want creativity, experimentation and innovation. Offering programming with a unique point of view, the network features original series and specials, feature films (both independent and mainstream) as well as performance specials and compelling documentary series.

Its critically-acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy," "Celebrity Poker Showdown" and Cirque du Soleil specials and series. The network's latest hits include "Blow Out," "Showbiz Moms & Dads," and the improvisational sitcom "Significant Others."

Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.

  [january 2005]  


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