E! staple “Fashion Police,” which launched in 1995 as a showcase for the legendary Joan Rivers (and never should have continued without her) is coming to a conclusion. E! has announced it will bring the franchise to a close with a series-finale special next month.
“Fashion Police” morphed out of the red-carpet coverage that put Rivers’ back on the forefront, but without her, and with daughter Melissa Rivers as host in a now series of specials, it lost its “oomph.” The most recent special aired in September and was themed to the Primetime Emmy Awards.
“What’s been consistent through all the years has been a love of fashion, and that started with Joan,” said Gary Snegaroff, Senior VP, Original Production for Wilshire Studios, which produces “Fashion Police.” “The only thing she loved more than fashion was getting a laugh, so this combined her two loves. She always felt that fashion was something to be discussed, not to be taken too seriously, and that’s the show we put together.”
“Fashion Police: The Farewell” will debut on E! on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m. The special will be hosted by Melissa Rivers and the current panelists, including Giuliana Rancic, Brad Goreski, NeNe Leakes, and Margaret Cho. It will also feature highlights from Joan Rivers’ run on the show, as well as clips from an unaired episode featuring Joan Rivers and her co-hosts paying tribute to 1980s fashion.