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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Melissa Rivers to become the new moderator of Fashion Police on E! Entertainment when the show returns in August with 2 guest panelists.


Melissa Rivers, the daughter of the late Joan Rivers, will return as the new moderator of Fashion Police on E! Entertainment (DStv 124) in August, together with Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski.

Melissa Rivers has been the executive producer of Fashion Police during and after the death of Joan Rivers last year, and during the restart and tumultuous self-destruction of the show earlier this year with Kathy Griffin when the show derailed due to behind-the-scenes fighting as the presenters' egos clashed in Joan Rivers' absence.

Last month during her book tour, Melissa Rivers said Kathy Griffin "sh*t all over my mother's legacy".

As Melissa Rivers also already indicated last month, the final empty chair which formerly belonged to Kelly Osbourne who dramatically quit Fashion Police in February, will be a revolving chair becoming two, with two different celebrities per episode as guest panelists.

Fashion Police will return to E! Entertainment from 31 August to cover the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards.

Fashion Police is produced for E! Entertainment by Wilshire Studios with Melissa Rivers and Lisa Bacon as the executive producers.

"I'm very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and Fashion Police family," says Melissa Rivers in a statement.

"As an executive producer since the beginning, Melissa helped shape Fashion Police into an iconic TV series that couples fashion with comedy," says Jeff Olde, the executive vice president of programming and development for E! Entertainment.

"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," says Jeff Olde.