(The Associated Press ) – The E! TV channel says that “Fashion Police” will continue without Joan Rivers.
In a statement Friday, the channel said it “thought long and hard” about what Rivers would have wanted for the show.
The decision was made that the late comedian would have hoped that “Fashion Police” continue, E! said. Rivers daughter, Melissa, who is the show s executive producer, agreed and gave her “blessing,” the channel said.
The 81-year-old Joan Rivers died Sept. 4, a week after going into cardiac arrest during a procedure at an outpatient surgery facility in New York.
“Fashion Police” will return next January, starting with Golden Globes coverage, E! said.
No further details about the show, including whether Rivers would be replaced, were announced. Other show hosts include Kelly Osbourne