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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List


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Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List is an American reality television series on Bravo. The series debuted on August 3, 2006. The series follows the struggle of self-proclaimed "D-list" celebrity Kathy Griffin to climb the Hollywood ladder. This often includes scheming for publicity with staffers Jessica, Tiffany, and Tom. Her relationships with her parents and her now ex-husband have also been heavily featured.

Background and Production history

Griffin had titled her first Bravo comedy special The D-List (2004), to imply that her pull as a bottom-feeder celebrity was so low, she didn't even make the "C-list." The special was so popular that the network later approached Griffin to film a reality series based on her celebrity-bashing comedy.

All six seasons of the program have been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Reality Program, with seasons 2 and 3 winning in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Season 3 (2007) premiered with the highest ratings for the show, with approximately one million viewers. Season 4 (2008) was the first expanded season, with ten episodes.

Season 5 (2009) premiered with almost one million viewers, making it Bravo's highest rated Monday original series telecast ever in all demographics, at the time. The premiere was also up double digits among adults 18"49 versus the Season 4 premiere.Production began on Season 6, shooting eight episodes of the new season in January 2010. According to Griffin's official website filming wrapped in April. The season included, "An estate sale with Maggie, a pap smear in public and standing up in D.C. for the rights of our troops". It aired June 15, 2010 preceded by a new comedy special that was taped in Knoxville. Liza Minnelli gave Griffin acting lessons in one episode just before her guest appearance on season 11 of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Jane Fonda wanted to do an episode but her schedule was not free until October. Griffin hinted that Ryan Seacrest will be in an episode, titled "An Uncomfortable Lunch with Ryan Seacrest". The sixth season premiered on June 15, 2010 and concluded on August 3, 2010.

It was announced that the show would not be renewed for a seventh season.

The series has aired on the cable TV channel Arena in Australia, E! in the UK, and in Canada on The Comedy Network and the Toronto-based independent station Sun TV.

Series overview

Season Episodes Original airing
Season premiere Season finale
1 6
2 6
3 7
4 10
5 10
6 8

Episodes

Season 1: 2005

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EpisodeNumber =3 ShortSummary= Guest Stars: John McEnroe and Joan Rivers LineColor = 36DBCA }}

EpisodeNumber =4 ShortSummary=Guest Stars: Quentin Tarantino, Kanye West, Star Jones LineColor = 36DBCA }}

EpisodeNumber =5 ShortSummary=Guest Star: Jonathan Bennett LineColor = 36DBCA }}

EpisodeNumber =6 ShortSummary=Guest Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Lance Bass LineColor = 36DBCA }}

Season 2: 2006

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EpisodeNumber =3 ShortSummary=Kathy, Matt, MADtv's Michael McDonald, and JAG's Karri Turner travel to Kuwait, Tikrit, and Baghdad to entertain troops in the war zone. LineColor = C5E3BF }}

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EpisodeNumber =5 ShortSummary=Guest Stars: Caroline Rhea and Rachel True LineColor = C5E3BF }}

EpisodeNumber =6 ShortSummary=Matt Moline's last episode, Guest Stars: Johnny Weir, Fab Five from Queer Eye LineColor = C5E3BF }}

Season 3: 2007

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Guest stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers
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EpisodeNumber =2 ShortSummary=Guest star: Nick Carter LineColor = B0E2FF }}

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EpisodeNumber =4 ShortSummary=Guest star: Ron Jeremy LineColor = B0E2FF }}

EpisodeNumber =5 ShortSummary= Guest star: Paul Rodriguez LineColor = B0E2FF }}

EpisodeNumber =6 ShortSummary=Guest star: Chucky Venn, Julia Morris, Perez Hilton, Ricky Gervais, Graham Norton LineColor = B0E2FF }}

EpisodeNumber =7 ShortSummary=Guest star: Andrew W.K LineColor = B0E2FF }}

Season 4: 2008

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EpisodeNumber =2 ShortSummary=Guest Stars: Tom Green and Coolio LineColor = CCCCFF }}

EpisodeNumber =3 ShortSummary=Guest Stars: Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Lance Bass, Olivia Newton-John, Carson Kressley and Anthony Callea LineColor = CCCCFF }}

EpisodeNumber =4 ShortSummary=Guest Star: Rosie O'Donnell LineColor = CCCCFF }}

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EpisodeNumber =9 ShortSummary=Note: Steve Wozniak's last episode. Guest stars: Rachel True, Peggy Fleming

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EpisodeNumber =10 ShortSummary=Note: Jessica Zajicek's last episode LineColor = CCCCFF }}

Season 5: 2009

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EpisodeNumber =1 ShortSummary=Guest star: Bette Midler, Toni Basil, and Stevie Nicks LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =2 ShortSummary=Guest star: Lily Tomlin, Christina Aguilera, Charo, Jermaine Dupri, Jane Fonda, Wynonna Judd, Chaka Khan, Little Richard, LL Cool J, Liza Minnelli, Ne-Yo, and Taylor Swift LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =3 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Paula Deen, Bobby Deen, Jamie Deen and Michael McDonald LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =4 ShortSummary=Guest star: Paris Hilton, Tyler Bachtel, Snoop Dogg, Adam Bertrand, Joanna Garcia, Allan Louis, Michael McDonald, David Monahan, Ignacio Serricchio, Jill Zarin, Patrick Rush, and Rachel True LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =5 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Stefanie Powers, Betty White, Nicole Sullivan, Michael McDonald, and Don Rickles LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =6 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Rosie O'Donnell, Billy Bean, and Gloria Estefan LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =7 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Katt Williams, Al Sharpton, Francia Raisa, Shane Sparks, Wayne Federman, and T.I. LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =8 ShortSummary=Guest star: Melissa Etheridge, Tammy Lynn Michaels, Jane Lynch, George Takei, Antonio Villaraigosa, and Drew Barrymore LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =9 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Jackie Collins, Mike Ruiz, and Salman Rushdie LineColor = FFBBFF }}

EpisodeNumber =10 ShortSummary=Guest stars: Suzanne Somers, Barry Manilow, Alan Hamel, and Carol Channing LineColor = FFBBFF }}

Season 6: 2010

# Title Original air date
EpisodeNumber =1 ShortSummary=Kathy prepares for her guest spot on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit and gets advice from Liza Minnelli. Guest Stars:Liza Minnelli, Mariska Hargitay, Christopher Meloni, Ice-T, Juan Josť Campanella

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EpisodeNumber =2 ShortSummary=Kathy hires A-List designer Kenny Davis to remodel her Hollywood Hills home. Kathy's mom, Maggie, gets a book deal. Kathy and Maggie are guest judges at the California Miss Kiddie Pageant. Guest Stars:Lara Spencer and Kenny Davis

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EpisodeNumber =3 ShortSummary=Kathy and Team Griffin travel to Alaska for a show. Along the way they stop in Wasilla to hang with Levi Johnston and search for Sarah Palin. Guest Stars:Levi Johnston

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EpisodeNumber =4 ShortSummary=Kathy explores merchandising options for Maggie. Guest Stars:Lauren Conrad and Suze Orman

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EpisodeNumber =5 ShortSummary=Kathy travels to Washington, D.C. to support the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in the military. Guest Stars:Barney Frank, Jared Polis, Daniel Choi and Jim Clyburn

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EpisodeNumber =6 ShortSummary=Kathy undergoes a public Pap smear to bring awareness to women's health issues. She poses as Bettie Page for photographer Mike Ruiz and performs at Madison Square Garden. Guest Stars:Mike Ruiz and Joy Behar

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EpisodeNumber =7 ShortSummary=Kathy discovers that Tom is sleep-eating and tries to help him reduce his stress by throwing him a T.G.I. Friday's "flare-a-thon" with Brad Garrett. Lara Spencer finishes the remodel on Kathy's house. Kathy's beloved dog Chance dies and after several weeks she welcomes a new dog, Larry, into her home. Guest Stars:Lara Spencer and Brad Garrett

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EpisodeNumber =8 ShortSummary=To make it up to Maggie after swearing on CNN, Kathy organizes a talent show for the residents of Maggie's retirement community. The show goes well despite the late arrival by Cloris Leachman and Kathy performs "You Made Me Love You" with re-written lyrics in Maggie's honor. Guest Stars:Laura Bell Bundy, Kristin Chenoweth, Cloris Leachman, Seth Rudetsky and Rip Taylor

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DVD releases

  • On March 16, 2007, Universal announced that Season 1 of "D-List" would be released onto DVD on June 12, 2007, a week after the premiere of the third season. Special features include a Season 2 Sneak Peek and the special "Kathy Griffin Is... Not Nicole Kidman."
  • On April 6, 2010, Target announced that it had partnered with cable channel Bravo to exclusively distribute its line of reality TV series on DVD, starting with Season 2 of "D-List", which was released on April 13, 2010, and includes webisodes as a special feature.
  • Season 3 of "D-List" was released exclusively by Target in July 2010, as part of its partnership with Bravo. Bonus features include extended scenes, stand-up from Kathy, and video blogs from her assistants.
  • Season 4 was also released exclusively at Target in October 2010. It includes all 10 episodes and unseen content.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category For Result Notes
2006 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality Program Season 1
2007 Season 2
2008 Season 3
19th GLAAD Media Awards Best Reality Program
Producers Guild of America Awards Best Non-Fiction Programming
2009 Season 4
Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality Program
20th GLAAD Media Awards Best Reality Program
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Show: Reality/Variety
2010 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality Program Season 5
21st GLAAD Media Awards Best Reality Program
Hollywood Teen TV Awards "Teen Pick Show: Reality Show " Season 6
2011 Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Reality Program


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