‘Fashion Police’ Names Melissa Rivers New Co-Host

Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski also return when show resumes August 31 for MTV Video Music Awards episode

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Melissa Rivers has been set as the new co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police” when it returns to air on August 31 for the MTV Video Music Awards, the network announced Wednesday.

Rivers will appear alongside current panelists Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, and will continue to serve as executive producer on the series.

“As an executive producer since the beginning, Melissa helped shape ‘Fashion Police’ into an iconic TV series that couples fashion with comedy,” said Jeff Olde, Executive Vice President, Programming and Development for E!, in a statement.

“I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to continue to work with my E! and ‘Fashion Police’ family,” added Rivers.

In each episode, the three hosts will be joined by two additional rotating celebrity guests, including comedians, stylists and actors.

E!’s fashion commentary show had been plagued by controversy and a revolving door of hosts since Joan Rivers unexpectedly died in 2014.

Kathy Griffin was selected to replace Rivers, but was quickly out, followed by Kelly Osburne after a racially insensitive joke from Rancic went viral.

“Fashion Police” returns for six episodes in 2015 surrounding big fashion and pop culture events.

Variety first reported the news.