E! puts 'Fashion Police' on hold until September

'Fashion Police' is pulled temporarily in the wake of recent cast shake-ups

"Fashion Police" is getting pulled from the E! runway.

The network announced Tuesday it was putting its beleaguered fashion comedy gabfest on hiatus in the wake of recent cast shake-ups.

According to a statement from the network, the show will return in September.  Hosts  Giuliana Rancic and stylist Brad Goreski are expected to continue, along with executive producer Melissa Rivers.

"We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season," read part of the statement. 

Though hardly unexpected, the announcement still comes as somewhat of a surprise. The show had returned in January after a months-long hiatus following the death last year of red carpet matriarch and head "Fashion Police" host Joan Rivers. In addition to Goreski as a new panelist, funnywoman Kathy Griffin had joined as a new master of ceremonies.

But some questioned whether the show had the same fit. And less than two months into its new panel, the stitching came undone. 

Rancic came under fire for comments she made about dreadlocks worn by actress Zendaya Coleman at this year's Oscars -- it was a catalyst of sorts for longtime co-host Kelly Osbourne's exit. (Osbourne is a friend of Coleman's and had expressed her dismay at how the situation was handled.)

The future of the show in its current incarnation looked even shakier when Griffin announced last week that she would also be leaving her post.

"I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show & it's time to move on," she announced on Twitter.

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