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Janet Van Ham/BRAVO
Apparently she's getting too A-list for her own good.
After five years and six seasons, Kathy Griffin has announced she's ending her Emmy Award-winning Bravo reality show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.
Guess celebrity takedowns only go so far.
According to People, despite her success in the ratings, the funnylady had simply reached the end of the line and decided it was time to do something different.
"It was a really tough decision because I think of the D-List as pretty much my baby for the last six seasons," Griffin told the magazine. "[But] I also think it was really time to stop doing it. Reality is great, but I really didn't set out to be a reality star."
The 50-year-old comedian doesn't plan on bowing out of the spotlight, however. Instead, she will remain with the network that furthered her career and is planning to tape four new comedy specials that Bravo will air quarterly this year.
"So now it's time to spread my wings and show that I'm a little different than Kate Gosselin," joked Griffin, adding, "I'm not saying better, but maybe separate myself from the pack a little bit."
Just don't expect her to thank Jesus in the finale.
Griffin's first stand-up special will film in Milwaukee in early February, and the comic promises plenty of new material (watch out, Willow Palin). As for the future, if she's not campaigning for pal Levi Johnston in his Wasilla, Alaska, mayoral run, she's considering starring in an improvised series à la The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm that will feature "some characters from the D-List that you've come to love, and then maybe I'll have actors play a couple other characters that are from my real life."
Anderson Cooper's New Year's Eve sidekick meanwhile is also in the running for a Best Comedy Album Grammy and hopes to be only the third female comedian to win the award, following in the footsteps of Lily Tomlin and Whoopi Goldberg.
"I certainly would like it to go to a woman this year," said Griffin. "A woman named Kathy Griffin. Perhaps you've heard of her?"