‘Fashion Police’ Relaunch and Guest Host Margaret Cho Get High Scores on Social Media

E! show rebounds from controversy with new lineup and a strong MTV Video Music Awards special

Last Updated: September 1, 2015 @ 1:32 AM

It’s been a tumultuous year for “Fashion Police” but the style-conscious E! show had a successful relaunch on Monday, at least according to social media users.

New co-host Melissa Rivers joined Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski to critique the outrageous outfits at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards.

The E! special was the first new episode since Kelly Osbourne‘s high profile departure in the wake of the Zendaya scandal last February, when Rancic said “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil and weed.” A short time later, Kathy Griffin, who had been brought in to replace the late Joan Rivers, also abruptly departed the series and E! yanked the show off the air.

Guest star Margaret Cho scored top marks from viewers and Twitter users Monday, some of whom begged for her to become a regular on the show.

“Great job on Fashion Police. Joan Rivers is beaming with pride,” wrote one Twitter user.”Love her on here! She will say what everyone is too scared to say!” wrote another.

Cho, who appeared along with former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, even got away with a cheeky joke about VMA host Miley Cyrus smelling of patchouli oil, much to Rancic’s surprise.

Fortunately for fans, Cho tweeted that she’d love to come back to the show, saying it “feels like family.”

See some of the best tweets below.