Kathy Griffin’s weekly talk show was deemed by guest Jane Fonda as ‘the weirdest show I’ve ever done in my life’ and had another guest, Anderson Cooper, saying on the air: ‘Bitch, what the f– are you doing?’
Bravo announced on Thursday (26 July) that the fun on Kathy will continue for a second season.
‘Look, I don’t know what the hell’s gonna happen in season two of Kathy. I’m still sore from season one,’ Griffin said in a statement. ‘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,’ she added. ‘Just sit back and laugh. I’ll do all the embarrassing stuff.’
The renewal is the latest chapter in Griffin’s long-running relationship with Bravo where her reality series, My Life on the D-List, ran for six seasons and won two Emmys. She has since starred in a series of one-hour comedy specials for the network including Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class which premiered Thursday. She was recently nominated for another Emmy for her special Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker.
Bravo Media President Frances Berwick says ‘Bravo’s relationship with Kathy Griffin has outlasted Katie and Tom’s, Ashton and Demi’s. 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.
The show’s first season was heavy on gay topics and gay guests including Cooper and Lance Bass.
‘Honey, you are my demographic,’ Griffin told Gay Star News during a conference call back in April. ‘The struggle on this show is to get one f***ing heterosexual [viewer]. This show is basically straight bashing at this point. We are very, very LGBTQI-friendly. We talk about those issues. … My tentacles have been reaching into the community for a long time.’