Joan Rivers’ E TV series Fashion Police will continue without the late comedienne.
The show, which also featured Kelly Osbourne as a style panelist, went on hiatus after Rivers’ death earlier this month at the age of 81, but bosses at the E! network have now confirmed they plan to revive the series in January.
A statement from the company reads, “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.”
Speaking during a tribute episode, Rivers’ daughter Melissa, who works as an executive producer on Fashion Police, said of the decision, “Yes, Fashion Police will continue… We’re going to hit pause for a little while, but Fashion Police will be back in January… I really want to thank all of the Joan Rangers (fans) for the outpouring of love and support, it has meant so much to Cooper (son) and me… From the bottom of my heart, thank you.”
Rivers passed away on September 4th, a week after she suffered a cardiac arrest during a routine throat procedure.