E! News has announced that “Fashion Police” will return without Joan Rivers, with her daughter Melissa Rivers’ blessing.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers,” E! said in a statement, “and for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all our platforms. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue.”
The show is reported to return January 15 with Golden Globes coverage.
No word on whether anything will change on the current panel, consisting of Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos.
The announcement arrived on Friday, E!’s designated “Joan Day,” wherein they have dedicated their entire programming schedule to Rivers, with back-to-back episodes of “Fashion Police” and a primetime special episode beginning at 7 pm CST.0