Kathy Griffin to replace Joan Rivers as ‘Fashion Police’ host: E!

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 24:  Comedians Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers attend The Friars Foundation Annual Applause Award Gala  honoring Don Rickles at The Waldorf=Astoria on June 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 24: Comedians Kathy Griffin and Joan Rivers attend The Friars Foundation Annual Applause Award Gala honoring Don Rickles at The Waldorf=Astoria on June 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — E! network has named Kathy Griffin as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when the show returns in January for coverage of the Golden Globes.

The couture-criticizing comedy series, which had previously aired weekly, will now present 17 episodes throughout 2015, focusing on high-profile red carpet and fashion events, E! announced Monday.

Griffin is an award-winning actress, comedian and author known for her biting comic style. She won two Emmy Awards for her Bravo reality series, “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List.”

“Fashion Police” will welcome back panelists Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic, who will be joined by newcomer Brad Goreski, a fashion stylist and lifestyle expert.

“Fashion Police” has been off the air since Rivers’ death in September at age 81 after complications from surgery.

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