E! has made the controversial decision to continue with Fashion Police in 2015 after the death of star Joan Rivers. Melissa Rivers reportedly gave E! her blessing to continue the show after believing that her mother would have wanted the show to continue on without her.
This is good news for many of the fans of the show who would like for the show but it raises a good question, after the death of a legendary star should their final projects continue without them? In the case of many fallen stars which now includes Joan Rivers the project has continued without the star, and usually does not do well. Fashion Police was Joan’s show, the fans were called Joan Rangers, and she provided a comedic point of view on celebrities that made the show what it is today. I have watched the show since the beginning and I don’t know if I will find the show as enjoyable without Joan. When you have a personality like that of Joan Rivers’ its near impossible to replace and any new addition to the show would be considered sub par to Joan’s immense talent.
For example when John Ritter died in the middle of filming episodes for his show 8 Simple Rules, after a hiatus the show went on and added in a few new characters to help fill the void. Unfortuanetly David Spade is not John Ritter and the show was soon cancelled. Is this what we will see happen to Joan Rivers’ Fashion Police? Should their be a new addition the cast? Let me know what you think in the comments, but in my opinion the show should die with Joan Rivers. What would Fashion Police be without its queen Joan Rivers? If you would like to read the original announcement from Entertainment Weekly read below:
Fashion Police will go on despite the death of its punchy host Joan Rivers.
E! made the announcement on Friday, saying Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, had given the network her blessing.
“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,” the network said in a statement. “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 news came on the network’s “Joan Day,” an all-day Fashion Police marathon paying tribute to Rivers. Melissa will also host a 90-minute special in which she and Fashion Police co-stars Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, George Kotsiopoulos will look back on the comedy icon’s life.