E! have put Fashion Police on hiatus until September following the exit of two of the show’s stars.
Kelly Osbourne left the series last month (February) in the wake of controversy surrounding a racist remark that was made on the show by her co-star, Giuliana Rancic. Following her exit, Kathy Griffin, who was brought in to replace Joan Rivers, announced last week that she was quitting the show after just seven episodes.
In response to the shock departures, E! have revealed in a statement that the show is being taking off the air to give producers a chance to “refresh” the series before it returns in September.
“E!’s comedy series Fashion Police is going on hiatus and will return in September,” said the network 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,” they added.