November 22, 2008 02:00 PM by Paulene Hinds
Kathy Griffin has confirmed that she has finally signed a one year deal with Bravo and is staying with the network for another season of her reality series, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D List. Griffinspoke toUs Weekly at the GQ Men of the Year party on Tuesday night.
“It’s Season 5. We start shooting Wednesday,” she said.
Recently Reality TV magazine reported the confusion surrounding a deal between Griffin and Bravo when Bravo had made a statement in September that it had renewed Griffin’s popular show. Griffin had made a statement at that time that she still had not signed a deal with them for a fifth season of her two time Emmy award winning show, Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List.
“You’d think that having won a second freakin’ Emmy would entitle me to a few more bucks,” Griffin had told the Chicago Sun-Times last month. “Hey, I’m just looking for tens more dollars from Bravo.”
Griffin also told the Sun-Times that while she hoped to reach a deal with Bravo, which has aired Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List since its 2005 debut, she was however keeping her options open by “talking to another broadcast network and a cable network.”
With a signed contract with Bravo, Griffin is going in a new direction with her show andshe explained, “it is going to be a little bit of a transitional season.”
She told Us, “It’s going to be more celebrity oriented.” Adding,”[It's] the way that American Idol sort of started as a singing contest and then every week you expect to see the mentors. I have some really good guest stars coming on the D-List this year.”
Griffin didn’t give any information or hints on the actual celebrities who will appear on the show’s fifth season but she joked, “The two Emmys didn’t help” entice any potential guest stars.”
Griffin then stated seriously, “I’m actually getting a lot of people that I want to, and it’s really, really exciting.”
Griffin will also return as host for the next installment of the Bravo’s A-List Awards, and will star in two one-hour stand-up comedy specials for the network. The stand-up specials will be taped during her current nationwide tour.
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