There was much speculation as to who would take the 81-year-old comedian's spot following her death Sept. 4, and E! has finally closed the deal with Griffin, the network announced Monday.
"I get it! These are some big shoes I'm going to fill. Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me," Griffin said in a statement. "I'm just Kathy. Did I say I'm just Kathy? I meant I'm Kathy F---ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prison...
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