Sorry, Kathy Griffin! Anderson Cooper re-teams with Andy Cohen for CNN’s ‘New Year’s Eve Live’

CNN has unveiled its plans for New Year’s Eve, and for a second year in a row, they do not include Kathy Griffin.

Instead, Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will co-host “New Year’s Eve Live” again. Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon will help the fellas out from the central time zone.

“Getting to ring in the New Year with Andy is a total joy and I can’t wait for the big night!” Cooper said in a Tuesday media release.

“Who would’ve thought 25 years of friendship would lead to an almost-tradition of co-hosting New Year’s Eve on CNN!?” added Cohen, “I’m so excited to spend New Year’s with my friend again and promise not to complain about the bitter cold!”

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Journalist Anderson Cooper (L) and host Andy Cohen at SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Journalist Anderson Cooper (L) and host Andy Cohen at SiriusXM Studios on January 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 15: Andy Cohen (L) and Anderson Cooper perform during their AC2 tour at The Masonic on January 15, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder for AC2/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: Journalist Anderson Cooper (L) and television host Andy Cohen attend Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Anderson Cooper, Padma Lakshmi and Andy Cohen attend Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 02: (L-R) Journalist Matt Lauer, television host Andy Cohen, and journalist Anderson Cooper attend Elton John AIDS Foundation's 14th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on November 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Andy Cohen (L) and Anderson Cooper at 'Andy Cohen Live!' on Andy Cohen's exclusive SiriusXM channel 'Radio Andy' on September 21, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Gabbe/Getty Images)
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MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 18: Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper perform at Fillmore Miami Beach on April 18, 2015 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Larry Marano/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Andy Cohen (L) and Anderson Cooper attend 92nd Street Y Presents : Andy Cohen in Conversation with Anderson Cooper at the 92nd Street Y on November 14, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Andy Cohen, Anderson Cooper, Kathy Griffin and Gloria Steinem attend Kathy Griffin's Carnegie Hall Performance official after party hosted by Anderson Cooper at Trattoria Dell Arte Restaurant on November 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: (2nd L-R) Actress Sarah Jessica Parker, Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper attend the Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at The Theater at Lincoln Center on September 12, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for IMG)
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This is the 11th year for CNN’s New Year’s Eve show. Cooper used to co-host it with Kathy Griffin — that is, until last May, when she held up a (facsimile) decapitated Donald Trump head in a photoshoot and lost the gig. Griffin eventually apologized for the mask stunt, but then later retracted that public mea culpa.

CNN did not respond to TheWrap’s inquiry as to whether or not Griffin was asked to participate this time around. It seems unlikely though as the comedian has said that she and Cooper ended their personal friendship after the newsman didn’t come to her defense following the fallout from the photoshoot.

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