Bravo is back in business with Kathy Griffin, greenlighting a six-episode reality series chronicling the “D-List” comedian’s attempts to keep her career afloat.
Cabler has also ordered up the one-hour pilot “Celebrity Pool” from exec producer Phil Gurin (“Weakest Link”).
Commitments signal Bravo’s intent to expand upon the handful of shows besides “Queer Eye” that worked for the net last year.
In addition to the Griffith project and “Celebrity Poker Showdown” offshoot “Celebrity Pool,” “Showbiz Moms & Dads” is being blown up into two new series: “Showdog Moms & Dads” and “Sports Kids Moms & Dads.” Salon-set reality show “Blow Out” was given a second-season go. And the Fab Five’s counterpart “Gal Pals” will make their debut Jan. 12 on “Queer Eye for the Straight Girl.”
Bravo premiered Griffin’s one-hour standup spec “The D-List” early last year to strong numbers. Untitled spinoff will follow Griffin on the job — doing standup and negotiating gigs behind the scenes. Her real-life husband, assistant, live-in decorator, PR team and in-laws will also make their way into the storylines.
Hourlong series, produced by Picture This TV, is the third celeb-centered project that Bravo will unleash this year. Other weeklies in the pipeline include a hybrid reality laffer from Howie Mandel and an unscripted ride with tabloid bad boy Bobby Brown.
Meanwhile, Laurelwood Entertainment Co. will produce the pilot for “Pool,” which will pit eight celebrities against each other in three rounds of head-to-head competish with the winner nabbing a cash prize for the charity of their choice.
Bravo topper Lauren Zalaznick cited the success of Bravo’s “Poker,” which deals its fifth season on Jan. 25, as reason enough to try out another star-powered gaming show. “Poker” averages around 1 million viewers per episode.
A premiere date has not yet been set for the Griffin project.