Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List won’t be back

Kathy Griffin’s awesome and Emmy-winning Bravo docudrama My Life on the D-List won’t be returning, she said, although she suggested that she’d be willing to do a show that’s scripted. The series adopted a hybrid format recently, with Kathy interacting with different celebrities.

“I don’t think it will come back, especially not as the same show it was,” Kathy told Entertainment Weekly. “I would love to do a hybrid show, like a half-scripted kind of thing or something based on what I built on My Life on the D List and what I experience, but not a full-on reality show. I need to maybe give my mom a break so she doesn’t have to drink quite as much boxed wine. I could have someone play my mom because she’s a legend at this point.” She also said a scripted version could include “all the wacky things that happen to me” because “[some things] can’t be on a reality show because of legal issues and clearances. I think it could be even funnier because it is still real [if there was] nothing that was off limits.”

Of course, this could be a negotiating tactic; traditionally, the series starts filming at the start of the year. And Bravo has not yet decided whether it will renew the show or not.

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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