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FILE - In this June 22, 2014 file photo, host Kathy Griffin speaks on stage at the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. There has been no progress in adding women or minorities to the ranks of late-night network talk shows since Joan Rivers held the job on Fox 30 years ago. Griffin, a close friend of Rivers, said women don’t get a fair chance at network late-night host jobs. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, file)
Kathy Griffin speaks on stage at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin reacts as she is announced the winner of the best comedy album award for "Calm Down Girl" at the pre-telecast of the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
George Takei, left, and host Kathy Griffin arrive at the 2014 AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala, on Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for AARP Media/AP Images)
Host Kathy Griffin arrives at the 2014 AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala, on Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for AARP Media/AP Images)
Kathy Griffin arrives at the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit at the Hollywood Palladium, on Sunday, December, 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at KIIS 102.7 Jingle Ball held at Staples Center, on Friday, December, 6, 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at the People's 'Ones To Watch' Event at Hinoki & The Bird on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin performs at the Hard Rock Live within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Actors Tara Reid and Ian Ziering accept the Internet Sensation Award on behalf of Sharknado from Kathy Griffin at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards at The Broad Stage on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Comedian Kathy Griffin poses for photos at the Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, June 24, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at the 2013 "An Evening With Women" event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: All Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: All Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Comedian Kathy Griffin arrives at FOX's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at The Barker Hanger on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Actress Kathy Griffin attends Fox's Cause For Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular at Barker Hangar on November 22, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Emcee Kathy Griffin speaks onstage at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 21: Emcee Kathy Griffin speaks at Goldie Hawn's inaugural 'Love In For Kids' benefiting the Hawn Foundation's MindUp program transforming children's lives for greater success at Ron Burkle’s Green Acres Estate on November 21, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for The Hawn Foundation)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 19: Kathy Griffin attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_001_1185.JPG (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for CNN)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin attends the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute at the American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during the 2014 CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute at American Museum of Natural History on November 18, 2014 in New York City. 25214_002_1366.JPG (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for CNN)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 05: Comedian Kathy Griffin speaks at An Evening With Kathy Griffin at The GRAMMY Museum on November 5, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Duffy-Marie Arnoult/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Host Kathy Griffin speaks onstage during The Equality Now's 'Make Equality Reality' Event at Montage Beverly Hills on November 3, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Equality Now)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Teri Hatcher and Kathy Griffin arrive at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Kathy Griffin arrives at the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 14: Actress Kathy Griffin attends the 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: Kathy Griffin arrives at the 2014 Carousel Of Hope Ball Presented By Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
TV personality Kathy Griffin arrives on the red carpet before the 2014 Best in Drag Show at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on October 5, 2014. The show which sees contestants from all over the US raises money for the Aid for AIDS and Alliance for Housing and Healing charities. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
TIBURON, CA - AUGUST 23: Kathy Griffin emcees the 3rd Annual Hotbed Benefit hosted by the Drever Family Foundation on August 23, 2014 in Tiburon, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)
TIBURON, CA - AUGUST 23: Kathy Griffin emcees the 3rd Annual Hotbed Benefit hosted by the Drever Family Foundation on August 23, 2014 in Tiburon, California. (Photo by Steve Jennings/Getty Images)
Kristin Chenoweth, left, and Kathy Griffin arrive at the Kristin Chenoweth, The Go-Go’s and Pink Martini Inductions Into The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 21, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at The Groundlings 40th Anniversary Gala at Hyde on Sunday, June 1, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Katy Winn/Invision/AP)
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR AARP MEDIA - From left, Actors Susan Sarandon, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Griffin speak onstage at the 2014 AARP's Movies for Grownups Gala, on Monday, Feb. 10th, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision for AARP Media/AP Images)
CORRECTS ALBUM TITLE TO CALM DOWN GURRL - Kathy Griffin reacts as she is announced the winner of the best comedy album award for "Calm Down Gurrl" at the pre-telecast of the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at the People's 'Ones To Watch' Event at Hinoki & The Bird on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin arrives at TrevorLIVE Los Angeles Benefit at the Hollywood Palladium, on Sunday, December, 8, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin presents Sharknado with the Internet Sensation Award at the 2013 Young Hollywood Awards at The Broad Stage on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin performs at the Hard Rock Live within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Kathy Griffin performs at the Hard Rock Live within the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Jeff Daly/Invision/AP)
Comedian Kathy Griffin poses for photos at the Friars Club Roast of Don Rickles at the Waldorf Astoria on Monday, June 24, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
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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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A legend, a friend, a mentor, an icon, and wildly funny. One of a kind. RIP #JoanRivers @joan_rivers http://t.co/jnAC5G4AQo
This was the very first time I met @Joan_Rivers in 1991 when I was 6 years old! https://t.co/962t9HbgDS
Joan Rivers will always be a pioneer. She paved the way for a lot of comedians. I’m very sad she’s gone. http://t.co/i1uE9fyHMh
The day I was ridiculed by Joan Rivers for the way I looked was the day I felt like i made it in hollywood. RIP
RIP GODDESS: Hail Hail, a GENIUS has vacated this realm: Joan Rivers has died.
"Very sad to hear about @Joan_Rivers . Always a friend to @duranduran . The Queen of camp, you will be missed." -JT http://t.co/ZYlPrJm1I5
Joan Rivers wouldn't hesitate to make a sick joke about the passing of Joan Rivers and that is why I will miss her. RIP.
Thinking of Joan Rivers—smart, strong, funny, a great friend, mom and grandmother…there will never be another. –Michael
RIP the mighty Joan Rivers. Funny & fearless. Truly one of a kind.
#JoanRivers was thee trailblazer for ALL WOMEN COMICS WHO FOLLOWED!She proved a woman could be just as outrageous and as funny as the guys!
So heartbroken ... @Joan_Rivers we remember the laughs with tears xo
She read my Wikipedia page: "you trained in Flamenco & period dance. What the hell is period dance? Does it involve tampons?"- Joan Rivers 😂
RIP Joan Rivers. A force of nature.
My friend. RIPJoanRivers
we lost a great one in @Joan_Rivers - she was funny all the way to the end
Joan Rivers has died. What a sad ending to a brilliant and tragi-comic life; one of the bravest, and funniest of all.
I'm so sad 2 hear tht Joan Rivers passed away 2day :( A pioneer in women's comedy & a survivor w a capital S! Thank U Joan 4all th laughs <3
"I enjoy life when things are happening. I don't care if it's good things or bad things.That means you're alive" RIP my adored Joan Rivers
Rest In Peace Joan Rivers, You Were An Amazing Individual
Joan Rivers @Joan_Rivers was an amazing woman and a great friend. Her energy and talent were boundless. She will be greatly missed.
Unapologetically offensive, kind, tough, complicated, irrepressible, supremely energetic...and above all, bloody funny. RIP Joan Rivers.
Robin Williams & Joan Rivers dead in same few weeks. Arguably the funniest man & woman of my lifetime. Thank you both for all the laughs.
“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.” Joan Rivers. RIP.
Rest In Peace, Joan Rivers. A true pioneer in comedy. You'll be deeply missed. #RIPJoanRivers http://t.co/uyiXi7DwOm
Man, I seriously hate this...We lost another comic. RIP Joan Rivers. You did it the only way you knew how....YOUR way! U are already missed
Joan Rivers was enormously talented and was always so kind. She is already dearly missed. #RIPJoanRivers
This was 4 weeks ago. She was a joy. I'll never forget her and will miss her terribly. RIP Joan Rivers. A legend. http://t.co/v9vu9PALnd
Rivers will keep them rollin. #RIPJoanRivers.
Joan Rivers. What an extraordinary life. Changed comedy. She will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for Melissa and Cooper. God bless them all
Joan Rivers. Now there was a comedian with balls #RIP
I'm so sad. I don't know how to process this. No posting today. Joan Rivers has died at age 81, her daughter… http://t.co/aD6oI6Y91E
I'm sure Joan Rivers would love every sick joke that's being made about her passing. Never met her, but spent my lifetime inspired by her.
In shock hearing that joan rivers died. She felt like someone who was ageless and would live forever. I still don’t really believe it.
Rest In Peace Joan Rivers. thoughts and prayers to her family and those who knew her. She was one of a kind. She will be missed
Heartbroken to hear about Joan Rivers. She was so kind to me, to my family, and she helped many people behind the scenes. RIP to the legend.
RIP Joan Rivers. Fearless & amazing. Here's a clip from her great documentary where she DESTROYS a heckler: http://t.co/mO0u25Y6HN
My friend Joan Rivers has passed away once again to quote Billy Crystal... There are no words. Bon Voyage Joan 😢
What a loss of a legend and amazing woman... Rest in peace @Joan_Rivers
So sad about Joan Rivers. She was such a kind and absolutely hilarious woman. My heart goes out to her family. http://t.co/k3HV2hf4nZ
"Humor doesn't come out of the good times, it comes out of the anger, pain and sorrow," ---- Joan Rivers.
Joan Rivers was a great lady that will be missed. And now these celebrities will wear whatever they want. Rest in peace Joan.
So funny and irrepressible. Rest in peace, Joan Rivers.
#Rip Joan Rivers. Thank you for everything...❤️🙏 http://t.co/cUkOFwVSNM
Gutted. As well as being an icon and trailblazer, Joan Rivers was so kind to me when I first came to LA. Tonight I raise a glass to you Joan
RIP, #JoanRivers.... What a spirited force, trailblazer and beacon for all things funny. Such a loss.
Our heart and prayers goes out to Melissa and the entire family! May you RIP Joan Rivers!
They won't ever make another one like her... #RIP Joan Rivers, you will always be amazing, I was blessed to meet you http://t.co/xJJ9Mx2iPL
Saddened that Joan Rivers has passed. What a legacy she leaves. Praying for Melissa, Cooper & their family
RIP Joan Rivers thank you for Years of laughs and smiles, you were one of a kind! @MelRivers stay strong the whole world is here for you!
RIP Joan Rivers. Her documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work is on netflix & is one of the best movies ever made about standup comedy.
RIP Joan Rivers. You made us laugh and happy.
RIP to the funniest, most hardworking lady in the biz. You will be missed @Joan_Rivers!
We will miss you @Joan_Rivers. What you did in your life was absolutely remarkable. Your rep for kindness to everyone was completely true
Joan, thank you for your fearlessness, it will never be replaced. #RIP. #JoanRivers
I can't even comprehend the fact that I was @Joan_Rivers last best dressed on @e_FashionPolice. It was a dream come true. Thank you Joan.
I'll miss my good friend & fellow Barnard grad Joan Rivers-Greatly admired her comedic genius. Pls remember her w/ me http://t.co/VILWl7ZGUE
I just heard the sad news... RIP Joan Rivers :( My sincerest condolences go out to her family.
So sad over the passing of @Joan_Rivers. U brought me a lifetime of laughter & were amazing to me the few times we met. RIP
Joan Rivers was one of the smartest and most beautifully flawed women of all time.
“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.” - Joan Rivers
I feel so blessed to have had the pleasure of chatting with Joan Rivers before she passed. What an… http://t.co/4BKrGBlaQ1
So sad to learn of @Joan_Rivers' passing...she was always incredibly kind to me and a true American treasure.
#JoanRivers to me many years ago: Always tell us the truth. We may not like you for it, so if you want to be liked do something else.
.@MelRivers my heart goes out to you& your family at the loss of your mother. @Joan_Rivers showed us women could be unapologetically funny.
Heart is broken that we lost such a great icon #JoanRivers was 1 of a kind. Know she's making God LOL #JoanRiversRIP http://t.co/UX9JF7Kn2w
Just gonna assume everyone telling me I'm ugly on twitter tonight is commemorating Joan Rivers and therefore I love you all
Joan Rivers was always lovely to me- we shared the same manager Billy Sammeth for many years. I recently did the... http://t.co/KC7LRd7DUN
Rest in peace, Joan Rivers. You were a pioneer for so many women! #RIPJoan #GirlPower
So sad to hear of @Joan_Rivers' passing. She was an icon and a great lady. We will miss you on the red carpet.
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