After much tribulation, E! has announced that it is putting its show, ‘Fashion Police’ on hold.
The show has had its share of drama and issues over the last few weeks and E! said on Tuesday night that the show “is going on hiatus and will return in September”. The announcement was made just a few days after the host, Kathy Griffin abruptly resigned and criticized the show.
That means that the rest of the planned episodes are getting canceled, and E! is losing one of the staples of its broadcast schedule, for the moment, at least.
E! network said in a statement,
“We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season. Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with executive producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of ‘Fashion Police’ fans around the world.”
The show first started to have its problems when they fell under scrutiny earlier in February when Giuliana Rancic commented on 23rd February that actress Zendaya’s dreadlocks at the Oscars probably smelled like “patchouli oil” or “weed.” Rancic later apologized on Twitter for her insensitive comments. However, shortly after that, Kelly Osbourne left the show. Soon after Osbourne’s departure from the show, the host, Kathy Griffin announced her departure.
Griffin said this of her departure, “When I chose to step into the shoes of my beloved friend Joan Rivers at ‘Fashion Police,’ I was thrilled to continue her legacy as a woman being brash and eccentric on television,” Griffin said in a statement she released via Twitter “After seven episodes of ‘Fashion Police,’ I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it’s time to move on.”
Melissa Rivers continues as executive producer of the show. E! Entertainment says that this is a chance to refresh the show, but a few do speculate as to whether or not the show will actually return.