E! to air all-day ‘Fashion Police’ marathon, Joan Rivers tribute

Joan Rivers with with George Kotsiopoulos on the set of "Fashion Police."
Joan Rivers with with George Kotsiopoulos on the set of “Fashion Police.”
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

E! Network announced Wednesday that it would dedicate a full day of programming to Joan Rivers.

The network, a longtime home to the late comedienne and her red carpet snark, will air an all-day marathon of “Fashion Police” on Friday beginning at 7 a.m. ET/PT. Among the episodes spotlighted are Rivers’ 80th birthday celebration and the last “Fashion Police” she did for the MTV Video Music Awards and Primetime Emmy special.

The back-to-back showings will lead in to a tribute special, “Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan,” at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


The 90-minute special will feature Rivers’ daughter Melissa Rivers and her “Fashion Police” cohosts Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos. It will also include behind-the-scenes footage, commentary from friends and family and some of Rivers’ best moments on camera.

The comedic spitfire died earlier this month at the age of 81 after complications from throat surgery. Her unexpected death has cast a spotlight on the circumstances surrounding the procedure, with revelations of questionable conduct coming to light.

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