E!’s ‘Police’ future uncertain after Rivers’ death


This image released by E! Entertainment shows, from left, Kelly Osbourne, EJ Johnson, Joan Rivers, George Kotsiopoulos, and Giuliana Rancic on the set of “Fashion Police.” Taping for Joan Rivers’ E! network show “Fashion Police” has been put on hold, the network confirmed Thursday. Rivers remains hospitalized at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Rivers hosts the show and her daughter, Melissa Rivers, is its executive producer. (E!, Brandon Hickman/Associated Press)
September 4

LOS ANGELES — The E! network says no decisions have been made about the future of “Fashion Police” in the wake of Joan Rivers’ death.

The network said in a statement that its “mourning our beloved Joan, and will respond at a later date with further programming updates.” Rivers’ daughter, Melissa Rivers, is its executive producer.

Rivers died Thursday at 81 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. She was hospitalized Aug. 28 after going into cardiac arrest in a doctor’s office following a routine procedure.

“She’s been a much beloved member of the E! family for over 20 years and the world is less funny without her in it,” the network said. “Today, our hearts are heavy knowing Joan will not be bounding through the doors.”

E! previously said the long-running program, which normally airs new episodes on Fridays, will be on break for the next two weeks. In its place, the network plans to air two special programs focusing on New York Fashion Week.

Comedian Joan Rivers was known for her sharp tongue and quick wit. Here are some of the most memorable moments from her more than four decades in the spotlight. (Pamela Kirkland/The Washington Post)

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