After a limited short run, the first season of Kathy Griffin's talk show came to a close this week. Jimmy Kimmel was the guest on the season finale of "Kathy" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on Bravo), and he proved articulate, funny and very, very, very patient.
Griffin had Kimmel on with the apparent intention of dishing about popular culture with him, and they did do some of that. But Griffin also did a lot more of something else. For some reason, she decided to start flashing Kimmel, lifting her dress to show him her panties.
The viewers at home weren't left out either, as the camera caught the moment a few times. The constant flashing was certainly throwing Kimmel off, causing him to lose trains of thought. Was this a strategy to liven up what she felt was a conversation that was getting too serious, or was it just Kathy being Kathy?
Bravo has not made a decision on whether or not "Kathy" will return. The comedienne did some retooling along the way, so the show viewers saw at the end seemed more polished and certainly more star-filled than her inaugural efforts. But will "Kathy" it come back?
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Mon., July 2: "Four Houses"
(10 p.m. ET on TLC) <em>series premiere</em> This new competition series follows four homeowners who are invited to preview, critique and score each other's homes for the chance to win $10,000 and an opportunity to be featured in <em>Better Homes and Gardens</em> magazine. Each episode features design-obsessed homeowners as they vie to impress the other three contestants with their unique decor and personal style. The contestants will have the chance to snoop around each home and give their frank -- and often harsh -- opinions before awarding the home an overall impression score out of ten and ranking it for originality, style and livability.
Mon., July 2: "Web Therapy"
(11 p.m. ET on Showtime) <em>season premiere</em> Lisa Kudrow returns as Fiona Wallice, the self-professed and self-serving psychotherapist who treats patients in three minute sessions via webcam. The eleven, half-hour episodes of Season 2 find Fiona playing the woman-behind-the-man in Kip's political campaign while juggling her burgeoning career as an author and continuing to advise the hapless clients who have wandered into her web (including a few familiar faces).
Tues., July 3: "The Catalina"
(8 p.m. ET on The CW) <em>season finale</em> When Nathan wants to set up a last minute Cinco de Mayo party at The Catalina, Morgan is furious at the lack of notice and contemplates leaving the hotel. Meanwhile, Kris puts the moves on Stephanie, sparking a chain of gossip amongst the staff, and paranormal investigators discover that the hotel might be haunted.
Tues., July 3: "The Real Housewives Top 20 Reunion Moments"
(9 p.m. ET on Bravo) <em>special presentation</em> If you're a fan of trainwreck TV, you won't want to miss this rundown of some of the most memorable reunion moments from the "Real Houswives" franchise.
Wed., July 4: "Dallas"
(9 p.m. ET on TNT) Following a catch-up marathon of the first four episodes (beginning at 5 p.m. for your Independence Day viewing pleasure), episode five sees tensions running high between newlyweds Christopher and Rebecca, while the deed to Southfork is revealed, threatening to tear apart familial bonds.
Wed., July 4: "Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular"
(9 p.m. ET on NBC) <em>special presentation</em> Regis Philbin hosts a star-studded celebration of the country's 236th birthday, featuring performances from Katy Perry and Kenny Chesney. The special will culminate with the nation's largest Fourth of July fireworks display, featuring more than 40,000 firework shells igniting over the Hudson River in New York City.
Thurs., July 5: "Kathy"
(10 p.m. ET on Bravo) <em>season finale</em> The first season of Kathy Griffin's raucous pop-culture talk show comes to a close with guests Jimmy Kimmel, Nick Rizzo and John Oliviera.
Thurs., July 5: "Awkward."
(10.30 p.m. ET on MTV) The discovery of a secret security camera -- and its missing footage -- sends the school into an uproar, with students feeling compelled to confess all of their most embarrassing hook-ups before the tape turns up in the wrong hands. The series reaches new heights of hilarity with the introduction of Becca, the intimidating head of the school's Asian clique.
Fri., July 6: "20/20"
(9 p.m. ET on ABC) <em>special presentation</em> Anchored by Barbara Walters, "Heaven: Where Is It? How Do We Get There?" explores the meaning of heaven with religious leaders of the major faiths, scientists, people who say they believe in heaven because they have been there, with celebrities who are vocal about their beliefs, and even with terrorists.
Fri., July 6: "Say Yes to the Dress"
(9 p.m. ET on TLC) Olympic skater Johnny Weir helps a friend shop for a wedding gown.
Sun., July 18: "Sunday Best"
(8 p.m. ET on BET) <em>season premiere</em> Yolanda Adams and CeCe Winans join the gospel singing contest as new judges for the fifth season.
Sun., June 17: "Hoarding: Buried Alive"
(9 p.m. ET on TLC) <em>season premiere</em> An Elvis impersonator finds himself swamped by stacks of The King's memorabilia.