Kathy Griffin’s talk show has been canceled by Bravo after two seasons. Griffin announced the news during a stand-up performance Friday night in Cincinnati, much to her audience’s displeasure.
Fans might not have to wait long to see her back on TV, because sources say the comedian has filmed a pilot with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper.
It’s an indication that CNN is interested in turning their annual New Year’s Eve special into a series.
The project was taped for an hour in front of a studio audience, which featured the newly appointed CNN president Jeff Zucker.
Zucker became CNN’s president in late January and said he wanted to “expand the definition of what news is” when he took on this new role. He intended on introducing more nonfiction and reality-based programming to CNN’s lineup, and was reportedly looking for a late night host.
Griffin and Cooper are close friends. In addition to co-anchoring CNN’s New Years Eve coverage, the two TV stars have repeatedly shared stories about staying at each other’s homes over the weekend and bonding with Cooper’s mom, Gloria Vanderbilt.
Cooper, who has his primetime CNN show “AC360,” will no longer be hosting his daytime talk show as it was canceled during its second season.
It’s only a matter of time before we know where Griffin will land. We think it will be with CNN.