or


[05/31/05 - 12:00 AM]
Bravo Is Giving D-Lister Kathy Griffin A-List Attention with a Comedy Special and Unscripted Series That Delves Into the Good and the Bad of Life on the D-List

[via press release from Bravo]

BRAVO IS GIVING D-LISTER KATHY GRIFFIN A-LIST ATTENTION WITH A COMEDY SPECIAL AND UNSCRIPTED SERIES THAT DELVES INTO THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF LIFE ON THE D-LIST

BRAVO IS GIVING D-LISTER KATHY GRIFFIN A-LIST ATTENTION WITH A COMEDY SPECIAL AND UNSCRIPTED SERIES THAT DELVES INTO THE GOOD AND THE BAD OF LIFE ON THE D-LIST

ORIGINAL SERIES "KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST" TO PREMIERE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 10-11 P.M. ET

ONE-HOUR COMEDY SPECIAL "KATHY GRIFFIN IS?NOT NICOLE KIDMAN" TO KICK OFF SERIES LAUNCH ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3 AT 9-10 P.M. ET/PT

NEW YORK - May 31, 2005 - Bravo is giving the talented comic and perpetual D-Lister Kathy Griffin A-List attention with an all-new stand-up comedy special and a six-episode, one-hour unscripted series. The one-hour special "Kathy Griffin Is...Not Nicole Kidman," which is the follow up to last year's successful Bravo special "Kathy Griffin: The D-List," premieres on Wednesday, August 3 at 9-10 p.m. ET/PT, and will kick-off the premiere of the her equally no-holds barred unscripted series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" at 10-11 p.m. ET.

"The special is everything you would expect from Kathy - it's hilarious, first and foremost, as she recounts her various and surreal celebrity encounters, and Bravo is the perfect home to showcase her spot-on standup comedy," said Lauren Zalaznick, President, Bravo. "The series is great because it captures moments where Kathy, a talented comic, lets her guard down and shows how she turns her pathos and vulnerability into her stand-up act, right in front of the viewer."

In the "Kathy Griffin Is...Not Nicole Kidman" special, Griffin offers her take on celebrities such as American Idol contestant Clay Aiken; describes a live, on-stage showdown with the ever-quaffed Ryan Seacrest at the Billboard Music Awards; offers her open on Oprah Winfrey's surprise visit to town with friend Gayle on "Pioneer House." It's hysterical, it's unabashed, and it covers the aspects of Hollywood and celebrity culture everyone knows but few have the guts to say... at least not on camera.

In the original series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," Griffin is living the D-List dream and it's all documented - the ups and the downs - to bring the talented comic's life and stand-up comedy act alive. Perks and comps can be had but they must be preserved and aggressively pursued. For example, professional hair and make-up is provided and can be afforded - but not every day, as Griffin demonstrates her techniques for showering while keeping her head above the stream and sleeping without moving. Free furniture can be had, but only after identifying herself to the sales clerk as Kathy Griffin, not Kathy Lee Gifford - and implying the gift of a free couch would satisfy a dying aunt's wish. Also, Griffin's fundraising party is catered, but by her mother-in-law Judy.

The series will also feature Griffin's "peeps," who include her assistant, Jessica; her live-in home decorator, Mike; her "main 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.

Griffin brings viewers along for the ride as she negotiates a charity attendance trade-off with Ray Romano to ensure star power for her Toys For Tots holiday party; gets trumped by Caroline Rhea at a celebrity auction; and endures awkward guest appearances on several talk shows. The result is a true insider's look at entertainment and everything that goes on before and after the red carpet arrivals and talk show interviews we're led to believe is banter among friends.

The series also offers fans and critics alike the opportunity to see the real Griffin apart from her public persona and without the armor typically donned by comics. From conversations with husband Matt, who is contemplating gastric bypass surgery, and her family, to a cringe-worthy late night booking, it's clear how hard it can be to keep up appearances and the fortitude it requires to pursue a dream. After all, at the end of the day it's show business and "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List" chronicles the day-to-day work required to make a go of Hollywood and earn a living in an industry that's as unforgiving as it is glamorous.

"Kathy Griffin Is...Not Nicole Kidman" is produced for Bravo by Production Partners, LLC ("Kathy Griffin: The D-List," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Fat Actress"). Sandy Chanley is the Executive Producer.

"Kathy Griffin: My Life in the D-List" is produced for Bravo by Picture This Television ("Celebrity Poker Showdown"). Marcia Mul?, Bryan Scott, Lisa M. Tucker and Kathy Griffin are the Executive Producers.

Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 78 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's latest hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Showbiz Moms & Dads.

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.For more information visit www.bravotv.com.





  [may 2005]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· BLOW OUT (BRAVO)
· CELEBRITY POKER SHOWDOWN (BRAVO)
· CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (HBO)
· FAT ACTRESS (SHOWTIME)
· KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)
· PROJECT GREENLIGHT (HBO)
· PROJECT RUNWAY (LIFETIME)
· QUEER EYE (NETFLIX)





[05/25/17 - 11:59 AM]
Rubber Hits the Road on the New Season of CNBC's "Jay Leno's Garage" Premiering Wednesday, June 28th
Celebrity guests this season include President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Ted Koppel, Wanda Sykes, Michael Strahan, Brad Garrett, Josh Duhamel, J. B. Smoove, among others.

[05/25/17 - 10:59 AM]
History Orders Robert Zemeckis Scripted Drama Series "Blue Book"
"Blue Book" chronicles the true top secret United States Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950's and 60's known as "Project Blue Book."

[05/25/17 - 10:46 AM]
Summer Is Blazing Hot with "Teen Choice 2017" Live Sunday, August 13, on FOX
For 19 years, the special has presented performances and appearances by some of pop culture's brightest stars.

[05/25/17 - 10:30 AM]
The Avengers Return for an Action-Packed One-Hour "Marvel's Avengers: Secret Wars" Season Four Premiere on Saturday, June 17, on Disney XD
Picking up right after the events of season three "Ultron Revolution," the fourth season finds Tony Stark trapped in another dimension.

[05/25/17 - 10:04 AM]
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" Returns for Season Two on Sunday, June 18 at 11:30 P.M. ET/PT on Comedy Central
"Legends of Chamberlain Heights" is an urban animated series mixing raucous comedy and social commentary that centers on three high school freshman basketball benchwarmers.

[05/25/17 - 10:02 AM]
HBO Renews Hit Series "Silicon Valley" and "Veep" for 2018
Both shows are returning in 2018, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming.

[05/25/17 - 09:57 AM]
Ina Garten Launches "Barefoot Contessa: Cook Like a Pro" on Sunday, May 28th at 11AM ET/PT on Food Network
Each of the all-new eight episodes were shot on-location at Ina's home in East Hampton, New York.

[05/25/17 - 09:37 AM]
Video: Sneak Peaks from Netflix's "Friends from College" - Premieres July 14th
Soak up all of the immature use of mature language in four all new NSFW sneak peeks at the new Netflix original series.

[05/25/17 - 09:26 AM]
Hip-Hop. Money. Fame. Deception. Murder. All Collide in New Original Scripted Series, "Tales", Premiering Tuesday, June 27, 2017
The project is a scripted anthology series of "song stories" weaving classic and current hip-hop songs into captivating visual narratives from the lyrics of some of hip-hop's greatest hits.

[05/25/17 - 08:59 AM]
Video: All-New Hack into "Broad City!" Communication Barriers Keep Abbi & Ilana From Successfully Playing Synchronized Solitaire
Season four premieres on Wednesday, August 23 on Comedy Central.

[05/25/17 - 08:44 AM]
Bravo Media Premieres Season Three of "Odd Mom Out" on Wednesday, July 12 at 10PM ET/PT
Joining the cast this season is Christine Taylor playing Brooke's older sister, Barrett.

[05/25/17 - 08:26 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Survivor" Finale Puts CBS on Top
The Eye wins the evening in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[05/25/17 - 08:22 AM]
Travel Channel Names 10 of the Newest Extreme Waterslides to Ride this Weekend
These awesome aquatic adventures are just the beginning of the fun in Travel Channel's new season of "Xtreme Waterparks," premiering on Sunday, June 4.

[05/25/17 - 07:31 AM]
"Andi Mack" Has Been Ordered for Second Season on Disney Channel
The series ranks as the #1 TV series of 2017 to-date among Girls 6-11, Girls 9-14 and Girls 6-14.

[05/25/17 - 07:04 AM]
Video: EPIX Releases First Trailer for "Get Shorty"
The series is based in part on the 1990 Elmore Leonard novel of the same name.