Kathy Griffin to replace Joan Rivers as new ‘Fashion Police’ host

Three months after Joan Rivers’s tragic death, the legendary comedian’s Fashion Police replacement has been named. E! has confirmed that fellow comic Kathy Griffin will helm the show starting on Jan. 12, just in time to cover the Golden Globes red carpet.

The 54-year-old will join Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, staples on the show who will return for the 2015 season. Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski of It’s A Brad Brad World will also join the panel.

According to Fashion Police’s executive producer – Joan’s daughter, Melissa – it was the right time to mix up the cast.

“Kathy just feels right, and Brad brings a fun, new voice to join Giuliana and Kelly… I’m excited to see where this panel takes this series my mother so adored in this next incarnation.”

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Kathy is likely best known for her gig as cohost of CNN’s New Year’s Eve special (her partner in ball-drop crime was Anderson Cooper). She also starred alongside Brooke Shields in the comedy Suddenly Susan.

Giulina and Kelly with Ross Matthews at the 2014 SAG Awards

This will be the Chicago native’s first major return to TV, and she knows she has big shoes to fill. “Joan was truly one of a kind. Now I hope you will accept me for me. I’m just Kathy. Did I say I’m just Kathy? I meant I’m Kathy F***ing Griffin and you celebrities better strap yourself in, as I am taking no prisoners. I am not holding back so DAMMIT let’s have some fun!” she said in a statement.

The new Fashion Police will premiere on E! on Sunday, Jan. 12.

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