Kathy Griffin ends 'My Life on the D-List,' will get new Bravo comedy specials
Kathy Griffin says her hit Bravo series "My Life on the D-List" will not return, adding she has no intention to become a reality star like Kate Gosselin, while the cable network is set to develop four new stand-up comedy specials for the actress and comedienne.
The reality show, which has won two Emmys, aired its sixth season last summer. It depicted the 50-year-old's life as a "D-List" celebrity in Hollywood and featured high-profile stars such as director Quentin Tarantino, funnyman Ricky Gervais, CNN reporter Anderson Cooper, Christina Applegate, Drew Barrymore and Bette Midler.
"Reality is great, but I really didn't set out to be a reality star," she said. "So now it's time to spread my wings and show that I'm a little different than Kate Gosselin. I'm not saying better. But maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit."
Gosselin is known for her TLC reality series "Kate Plus 8," which showcases her life with her sextuplets and twins and is a spin-off of her previous show with her ex-husband, "Jon & Kate Plus 8."
Griffin had told Entertainment Weekly in November that she did not think "My Life on the D-List" would return for a seventh season.
Griffin is also known for her role in the comedy series "Suddenly Susan," which starred Brooke Shields. Griffin has performed eight comedy specials for Bravo, including "Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It" and "Kathy Griffin Does the Bible Belt." Her new specials will air later this year.
"I went to Bravo and told them I thought I was being a little too nice in my stand up specials," she said in a statement provided by the network. "They agreed & and gave me four more. Let the fur fly."
Griffin recently made it through her CNN New Year's Eve special with Anderson Cooper without being yanked from the show for using expletives, as it was feared. She had spurred the network to issue an apology after she uttered the F-world several times during last year's broadcast.
Griffin has joked she has a new goal for 2011: To offend another member of Republican politician Sarah Palin's family.