Kathy's So-Called Reality

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Kathy's So-Called Reality
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GenreReality television
Presented byKathy Griffin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes6
Original networkMTV
Original releaseFebruary 4 (2001-02-04) –
April 1, 2001 (2001-04-01)

Kathy's So-Called Reality is a television clip show that aired in 2001, hosted by comedian and former Suddenly Susan star Kathy Griffin.[1][2]

The show was "part monologue, part round-table",[3] featuring Griffin discussing clips from a variety of reality television shows the week prior with a panel of family and friends.[2] According to Griffin, the reality shows, even the "scandal-plagued" Temptation Island, "amazingly" contributed clips to be mocked.[1] The show premiered on February 4, 2001 on MTV, and ended on April 1, 2001 after airing only six episodes; the network did not renew the show due to low ratings.[4] USA Today columnist Whitney Matheson wrote that the show "seemed to be struggling for content," and "all the good jokes are taken by the time Kathy's weekly rant sees airtime."[3]


  1. ^ a b Werts, Diane (February 3, 2001). "Kathy's So-Called Reality takes on prime time hits". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Block Communications. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ a b McDaniel, Mike (January 29, 2001). "MTV to take on reality shows with comedian's version". Houston Chronicle. Hearst Corporation. p. 4.
  3. ^ a b Matheson, Whitney (February 21, 2001). "From Nikki to Nash: A tube exploration". USA Today. Gannett Company. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  4. ^ Griffin, Kathy (2010). Official Book Club Selection. Random House. p. 191.

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