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'Fashion Police' Will Continue Without Joan Rivers

FILE -  This Feb. 16, 2012 file photograph originally released by Bravo shows Joan Rivers appearng on Bravo's "Watch What Hap
FILE - This Feb. 16, 2012 file photograph originally released by Bravo shows Joan Rivers appearng on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live" show on in New York. Police were called to a Costco store in a Los Angeles suburb after comedian Joan Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart to protest the store, which is not selling her latest book. The 79-year-old "Fashion Police" host was being filmed by a camera crew Tuesday, Aug. 7, as she complained that the store in Burbank, Calif., had refused to carry her book, "I Hate Everything... Starting With Me." Burbank city spokesman Drew Sugars says the store manager called police, who sent officers to the scene because they were uncertain of the scale of the situation. They ended up escorting Rivers from the store, and she and her crew left without incident. Sugars says there were no citations or arrests. (AP Photo/Bravo, Peter Kramer, file)

After Joan Rivers' death on Sept. 4, the fate of her E! show, "Fashion Police," was unclear. Following a few weeks of uncertainty, the network has issued a statement, announcing that the show will continue to air. "Fashion Police" will return in 2015 for Golden Globes coverage on Jan. 12:

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joan Rivers and, for the last two weeks, have turned our attention to honoring her memory on all of our platforms. We have also thought long and hard about what Joan would have wanted as it pertains to the future of Fashion Police. We decided, with Melissa Rivers’ blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time.

The show's most recent hosts included Rivers, George Kotsiopoulos, Giuliana Rancic and Kelly Osbourne. At the time of Rivers' death, Rancic she spoke about the future of "Fashion Police," and said, "A lot of that will be up to [Melissa] and how she's feeling and how she decides what she wants to do, along with the execs here at E! There is no word now -- they are seeing what Fashion Police looks like without Joan." Rancic told ABC News, "A part of me is like Joan would want Melissa and us and the team to go on and I know she would, but it's just a matter of can there be a show without Joan? Do we want to do a 'Fashion Police' without Joan? I don't know."

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