“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,” the network said in a statement. “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.”
Since 2010 “Fashion Police” has hosted a celebrity fashion commentary surrounding red carpet events, with Rivers offering critiques alongside E! personalities such as Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos.
The series is also in the midst of a writers strike that has been ongoing since April 2013. Writers for “Fashion Police” filed claims that E! and Rivers’ Rugby Prods. had not paid $1.5 million in wages and overtime. The WGA sanctioned the strike, spurring disputes among Rivers, E!, the writers and the union, that have yet to be resolved.