Bravo gives Kathy Griffin a talk show, announces premiere dates
Comedian Kathy Griffin, a staple personality on Bravo with her outlandish stand-up specials and reality series "My Life on the D-List," will be getting her own prime-time pop culture talk show on the network in the spring, the network announced Saturday.
Titled "Kathy," the show will feature Griffin's rants on tabloid fodder, stand-up routines, celebrity interviews and taped segments. The show continues Bravo's experiment with the talk-show format. Its first foray, "Watch What Happens Live," has been successful with Andy Cohen as host; it kicks off its sixth season Sunday, which will see the show expand to five nights a week.
In addition to the talk show, Griffin will also have two stand-up comedy specials air on the network this year -- bringing her total 15 since 2005.
The network also announced premiere dates for new and returning series:
“Interior Therapy with Jeff Lewis," which sees the house-flipping Bravo-lebrity taking on the role as a home therapist, premieres March 14 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
"Shahs of Sunset," which has been described as being in the vein of "Jersey Shore," follows a group of young Persian American friends in Los Angeles. It premieres in March.
“Love Broker" introduces viewers to another matchmaker, New York's Lori Zaslow, and premieres in March.
“Million Dollar Listing New York," a spin-off to "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," premieres in March.
“Around the World in 80 Plates,” which features "culinary experts" Curtis Stone and Cat Cora as hosts of a culinary competition that takes place across 10 countries in 44 days, premieres in March.
“Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding" chronicles "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kim Zolciak's journey to the aisle and premieres in the spring.
“The Ring Leader” looks at over-the-top wedding planner Kristen Banta. It airs Feb. 27.
“The Kandi Factory” will see "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss, a multi-platinum songwriter, as she tries to mold two music hopefuls.
Season 4 of “Tabatha Takes Over” will premiere Jan. 10. And this time she's transforming more than just hair salons.
“Inside the Actors Studio” returns Jan. 31, with George Clooney as the first guest.
The third season of “Bethenny Ever After” begins Feb. 20.
"Pregnant in Heels" enters its second season in the spring.
The original matchmaker, Patti Stanger, returns for a sixth season of “The Millionaire Matchmaker” in the spring, along with "Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles," which is back for a fifth season.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Kathy Griffin tapes a her stand-up special. Griffin is getting her own talks show on Bravo. Credit: Bravo