Kathy Griffin is getting a weekly talk show on Bravo, the network announced today, forcing us to wonder: Why didn’t Kathy Griffin already have a Bravo talk show? She had a Bravo reality show, and several Bravo stand-up specials. The only thing more dear to Bravo than hair extensions and cruelty is its ability to have its shows self-replicate, spinning one another off into galaxies of overlapping fame-mongering. It’s basically a cattiness-exporting empire with a gossip-based currency, where all accumulated wealth funnels up to overlord Andy Cohen, who periodically takes a break from whitening his teeth to crown new duchesses of attention. Anyway, Kathy will air on Thursdays at 10 p.m. starting April 19.
Comedian Kathy Griffin arrives at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images