Melissa Rivers Might Be 'Fashion Police's New Host, And We're Hoping That The Rumors Are True

Hollywood, UNITED STATES: Joan(R) and Melissa Rivers arrive 05 March, 2006, for the 78th Academy Awards presented at the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO/JEFF HAYNES (Photo credit should read JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
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E! is keeping it in the family with its latest host pick for the recently controversial series Fashion Police. According to the New York Daily News, Fashion Police's new host will be Melissa Rivers, daughter of former host Joan Rivers. Following Rivers' unexpected death last September, the show has hit a rough patch that Melissa Rivers, who also serves as an executive producer, will attempt to overcome.

In addition to a new host, Fashion Police will feature a panel of celebrity guests that will rotate with each new episode. The show begins filming Aug. 31, and Rivers has signed on for six episodes to start.

This announcement comes after months of speculation that Fashion Police might not return for another season. Joan Rivers' original Fashion Police replacement, Kathy Griffin, left the show unexpectedly in February following Giuliana Rancic's controversial comments about Zendaya Coleman on the Oscars red carpet. Following the incident, co-host Kelly Osbourne also left Fashion Police to pursue other opportunities.

Along with a new host and format, the show will return in September with a revamped set. The panels will feature fresh faces viewers haven't seen before (Wendy Williams is rumored to be considering an appearance), all moderated by Melissa Rivers. And who better than Joan Rivers' daughter to continue her legacy?


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