Joan Rivers has been trying to get back on television for years. Now, her dream comes true.
Booted from even the red carpet, Rivers and a production company shopped around an ensemble gab fest that she would host; sort of like Chelsea Lately, as it would focus on pop culture and celebs and feature a panel of punchline-ready guests. It fell through. But as you might’ve seen in Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, the woman lives to work, and she doesn’t give up. Her persistence paid off: E! has picked up Fashion Police, a weekly style show hosted by Rivers and, as you might expect, co-executive produced by her daughter Melissa.
And with an Emmys special arriving Aug. 30, Fashion Police will move to its regular timeslot at 10:30pm Fridays. Yes, Joel McHale is her lead-in. They should make out.