E! may have finally found a solution to the Fashion Police dilemma... maybe. Joan Rivers' daughter Melissa Rivers has signed on to join Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski as the show's new co-host, following the departures of Kathy Griffin and veteran host Kelly Osbourne.
The fashion commentary-slash-comedy show will return Monday, Aug. 31 with Rivers taking a seat on the panel, E! announced Wednesday. The show will return for six episodes, starting with coverage of the MTV Video Music Awards.
Also, in each episode, the trio will also be joined by two rotating celebrity guests, including comedians, stylists, actors and more - a new twist for the show.
"As an executive producer since the beginning, Melissa helped shape Fashion Police into an iconic TV series that couples fashion with comedy," said Jeff Olde, executive vice president of programming and development for E!, in a statement. "We are pleased to now also feature Melissa in front of the Fashion Police cameras, as she joins returning panelists Giuliana and Brad. And with the added flavor of rotating panelists, the show will deliver fresh, different and unpredictable fashion reviews with each new episode."
Said Rivers, "I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and Fashion Police family."
It's no secret that Fashion Police needs a win, after Kathy Grifin's ill-fated attempt to fill the hole left behind after Joan Rivers' death, Giuliana Rancic's offensive comments about Disney star Zendaya and Kelly Osbourne's subsequent exit. Back in March, E! made the decision to put the show on hold until the fall.
Can Melissa Rivers carry on her mother's legacy? Hopefully. Especially since she criticized Griffin's comments when she left the show. "I understand what you're doing - you're trying to save yourself," she told Hoda Kotb in May, "but don't crap all over my mother to do it."
Do you think Melissa Rivers can pull it off? Will you be tuning in for Fashion Police's return? Hit the comments!
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