Melissa Rivers to Take Over Mom Joan Rivers' Co-Hosting Duties on 'Fashion Police'

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 2:50 PM PDT, June 17, 2015
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Melissa Rivers just got a new gig at Fashion Police, and it's one her mom would most certainly be proud of.

Not only will Rivers continue to serve as the popular program's executive producer, but she is set to join the show's current panelists, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, as a co-host, E! announced on Wednesday.

It's a role that seems only fitting seeing how Rivers' mother, the late Joan Rivers, was a co-host prior to her passing last year.

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

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According to E!, the trio will be joined by celebrity guests including comedians, stylists and actors.

The announcement of Rivers' new role comes after E! execs decided to put the show on hiatus back in March after Kathy Griffin, who stepped in following Joan's death, left the program after only seven episodes. Griffin later admitted to Howard Stern that she "probably shouldn't have taken the gig," adding, "I've never worked on a show with so many leaks." 

Fashion Police panelist Kelly Osbourne also left the show after Rancic made comments about singer Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars.

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Now that the daughter of the woman who made the show such a hit is both in charge and the face behind it, Fashion Police is all set to make a comeback when it returns on Monday, August 31 with its coverage of MTV's Video Music Awards.

Watch below to see a touching video of Melissa remembering her mother's final moments.