‘Fashion Police’ Will Continue Without Joan Rivers – Huffington Post
After Joan Rivers’ death on Sept. 4, the fate of her E! show, “Fashion Police,” was unclear. Following a few weeks of uncertainty, the network has issued a statement, announcing that the show will continue to air. “Fashion Police” will return in 2015 for Golden Globes coverage on Jan. 12:
We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time.
The show’s most recent hosts included Rivers, George Kotsiopoulos, Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne. At the time of Rivers’ death, Rancic she spoke about the future of “Fashion Police,” and said, “A lot of that will be up to [Melissa] and how she’s feeling and how she decides what she wants to do, along with the execs here at E! There is no word now — they are seeing what Fashion Police looks like without Joan.” Rancic told ABC News, “A part of me is like Joan would want Melissa and us and the team to go on and I know she would, but it’s just a matter of can there be a show without Joan? Do we want to do a ‘Fashion Police’ without Joan? I don’t know.”