In the wake of controversies and departures of show hosts, E! has decided to put "Fashion Police" on a hiatus till September, in time for the Primetime Emmy Awards that will be held on 20 September.
The show will get a reboot when it returns and hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski are expected to stay on with the show.
"E!'s comedy series Fashion Police is going on hiatus and will return in September," the network said in a statement cited by TVGuide. "We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season. Our talented co-hosts Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski, along with executive producer Melissa Rivers, will continue their roles as we evolve the show into its next chapter for the legions of Fashion Police fans around the world."
"Fashion Police" got caught in a web of controversies when host Rancic made an offensive comment regarding Zendaya's appearance at the Oscars. Pointing to the Disney star's dreadlocks, the "Fashion Police" host said she looked like she smelled of patchouli oil or weed.
Protesting the remark, Rancic's fellow host Kelly Osbourne quit the red-carpet policing business, and it wasn't long before Kathy Griffin, too, departed the show.
Elaborating on her reasons to leave, Griffin told The View that she felt pressured to say negative things about celebrities. "After a while, I kind of felt like I was being forced to comment about pictures of beautiful women in perfect dresses and say kind of bad things," Griffin said. "As a feminist and a comic, it just didn't feel like the right fit for me."
Although the show is expected to be back in September, a number of fans have expressed a desire to see "Fashion Police" cancelled altogether, especially now that the late Joan Rivers is no longer a part of the show.
"Joan, Kelly, the decent guy, Griffin - all gone. The skinny gal and the homosexual guy - not worth watching," one fan commented. "Maybe we just don't need this show anymore. How refreshing it might be to simply enjoy the beauty of the wearer and the garments," another opined.