Bravo Greenlights Season 2 of 'Kathy'

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July 26th, 2012

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NEW YORK – July 26, 2012 – Hot off of her recent Emmy nomination for the comedy special, “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker,” Bravo Media greenlit a second season of “Kathy,” the weekly prime-time talk show that Jane Fonda deemed “…the weirdest show I've ever done in my life,” and had Anderson Cooper asking, “Bitch, what the f-- are you doing?” Each episode features Kathy Griffin and a panel of civilians and celebrities commenting on the week’s most talked about moments and no public figure is off limits from Kathy and her crew. Additional celebrity guests from season one included Sharon Osbourne, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings and Jimmy Kimmel. Check out the best moments from “Kathy” here:

"Look, I don't know what the hell's gonna happen in season two of ‘Kathy,’ I'm still sore from season one,” said Griffin. “It's kind of like "not Martha Stewart" meets "Not at all Ellen" meets a lot of negative energy. Last season I had every one on my couch from Jane Fonda to Chelsea Handler to Anderson Cooper to my dog walker. Just sit back and laugh. I'll do all the embarrassing stuff….oh, and I'm nominated for an EMMY"

“Bravo's relationship with Kathy Griffin has outlasted Katie and Tom's, Ashton and Demi's and while we won't be couch jumping, we continue to be in awe of her quick wit, rude humor and spot-on analysis of pop culture and celebrity happenings,” said Frances Berwick, President Bravo Media LLC & Style. “The first season of ‘Kathy’ struck a chord with our educated, upscale viewers with its fresh new approach to not-letting-anyone-get-away with-anything TV.”

Kathy’s all new original one-hour comedy special "Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class" will premiere on Bravo Thursday, July 26th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. This time the comedian aims her razor sharp wit at Miley Cyrus, Bristol Palin, Anderson Cooper, “The Real Housewives of Orange County” and of course Oprah. Kathy chats about her latest antics at The Grammys, dishes on her most recent run in with Cher and what comedy special would be complete without another letter from prison? Check out a sneak peek here:

Griffin has had an impressive 14 original comedy specials on since 2005 and won two Emmy’s for the network’s "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List." Her stand up specials “Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker (December 2011), “Kathy Griffin: Straight to Hell” (November 2008) and “Kathy Griffin: She’ll Cut a Bitch” (April 2009) were nominated for an Emmy in the category Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Four of her comedy albums have been nominated for Grammy's and she received rave reviews on Broadway for her one woman show “Kathy Griffin Wants a Tony.” She is the recipient of the ‘GLAAD Vanguard Award,’ received the Trevor Project’s ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and ‘Ally for Equality Award’ from the Human Rights Campaign.

  • Nadine

    Good! TV needslots more FU shows. It’s bland box of cereal out there.

  • joel

    Season 1 was rather short. I blinked and I almost missed it. The way it was promoted I thought it would be on the air at least six months.

  • jt

    Pleasantly surprised it got renewed. I thought the ratings was less than stellar?

  • rob60990

    Ratings were atrocious. How many shows is Bravo going to give this woman?

  • TJ

    Ratings were bad but critics seem to love her.

  • Nadine

    @rob well she did get a least 1 Emmy for her previous show — maybe 2 (I’m not sure what the second Emmy was for.) I gotta admit this show is dull by comparison but less work for Kathy. Anyway, unlike Chelsea on E!, she’s really very very funny.

  • Chris in Kansas

    Thank God. I was a bit worried.

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  • marion

    I will give the second season about four episodes and then decide if I want to continue watching. I watched the first season and was disappointed more than I laughed. She had some great bits, especially a few of the filmed shorts, but most of it was cringe-worthy. What Kathy needs to learn how to do is listen. When she had the non-celebrity guests, it was ok to talk over them, who cares, but she had on Jimmy Kimmel, whenever he started to say something interesting, like how he resolved his fight with Oprah, she cut him off.

    If you are going to have a The View type roundtable, combined with The Soup, type of show, plus, little or no censorship, it should be hilarious. So, I recommend getting rid of the producing and writing staff and start all over.

  • Ryan

    Once she started having celebs on it got better.

  • Hihi1212

    Her ratings are the same if not better than Chelsea on E! So I was not shocked

  • Eli

    Yup her ratings were quite similar to Chelsea lately and not that atrocious. However, the show was a LOT like Chelsea’s so I’d recommend (haha as if I have any influence!) they change the format of the show. Kathy Griffin should have her own talk show format whatever that is. I hope they go for more standup-type segments,taped segments, commentary and one-on-one interviews than panels in the second season. She should also be more on than once a week otherwise the show will never catch on; the show should also be shorter and the season should be much longer than 11 episodes…all said and done, I really love Kathy Griffin and will watch her regardless of what she does!

  • Nitish Singh

    i’ve notice Bravo’s Andy Cohen doesn’t really refer to Kathy’s show on WWHL anymore and does not even provide the obligatory quote in this press release

  • Nadine

    You’re right, it’s a Chelsea Lately knockoff. Trouble is, Kathy is a great deal more talented than Chelsea and one of the very best standup comedians alive, so this format just irritates the hell outta me.

  • Remote Patrolled

    Love Kathy but from what I saw of the show it was terrible!

  • Gaius Bolling

    can’t believe all the people here who don’t find chelsea handler funny. her show is something i look forward to. woman cracks me up. kathy has her moments but it’s chelsea handler for the win with me

  • Tony

    Love KG, but I had to laugh at this line:

    “The first season of ‘Kathy’ struck a chord with our educated, upscale viewers…”

  • Fitzzz

    First off she’s not at all attractive, and if your doing TV, you have to look at least presentable,with her bad chin, and the fake hair , she really looks like a RuPaul reject
    I can see where some viewers compare her to Chelsea, but she has none of that sharpness, and off the cuff, quickness that Chelsea has, also Chelsea is a knock out in the looks dept
    Kathy is way too over rehearsed,she lacks spontaneity, sparkle,to me, she just seems down right nasty

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