E!'s 'Fashion Police' goes on hiatus after Kathy Griffin, Kelly Osbourne exits

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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014 file photo, Kathy Griffin arrives at The 20th Annual Fulfillment Fund Stars Benefit Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Griffin announced her departure from the E! program "Fashion Police," Thursday, March 12, in a posting on her Twitter account, which was verified by her office. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
Kathy Griffin explains that her comedic style to improvise was not the right fit for the E! Network's "Fashion Police." She also stated as a feminist and a comic the "Fashion Police" wasn't a good fit for her. She also commented on Giuliana Rancic's controversial remarks on Zendaya's hair and also Kelly Osbourne's departure.
FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2014 file photo, host Kathy Griffin poses at the "Make Equality Reality" event at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. E! network has named Griffin as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns in January 2015 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, Dec. 1, 2014. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
FILE -- In this July 26, 2009 file photo, comedienne Kathy Griffin, right, and comedienne and roastee Joan Rivers arrive at the "Comedy Central Roast of Joan Rivers" in Los Angeles. E! network has named Griffin as the new host of “Fashion Police,” replacing the late Joan Rivers when it returns in January 2015 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, Dec. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Kathy Griffin of the E! show "Fashion Police" poses at the NBCUniversal Cable 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Kathy Griffin attends Nylon and Fashion Police's 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Release Party at Dream Downtown on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11: Kathy Griffin, Host of E!'s 'Fashion Police' and Alicia Quarles, Correspondent for E! News attend E! 'Fashion Police' and NYLON kickoff of NY Fashion Week with 50 Shades of Fashion in celebration of the Universal Studios film 'Fifty Shades of Grey' at PHD at the Dream Downtown on February 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYLON)
The host made the announcement just a few days after she threatened to leave the show when things got rocky with co-host Giuliana Rancic and actress Zendaya.
Kelly Osbourne attending the 87th Annual Academy Awards held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, USA.
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kelly Osbourne (L) and Zendaya attend the Christian Siriano Fashion Show at ArtBeam on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
Kelly Osbourne and Zendaya Coleman pose at the Christian Siriano fashion show at Artbeam on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Zendaya arrives at the 87th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 22, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Juliette Lewis, Zendaya Coleman, Kelly Osbourne and Kesha pose at the Christian Siriano fashion show at Artbeam on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
Coco Rocha, Juliette Lewis, Zendaya Coleman, Kelly Osbourne, Kesha, Rachel Brosnaham and Bethany Mota seen at Christian Siriano fashion show at Artbeam on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Actress Zendaya (L) and singer Kelly Osbourne pose backstage at the Christian Siriano Fashion Show at ArtBeam on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Zendaya, Kelly Osbourne and Kesha attend Christian Siriano Runway at ArtBeam on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/WireImage)
Feb. 8, 2015 - Los Angeles, California - Kelly Osbourne attends the 57th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on Sunday February 8, 2015. (Credit Image: David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News/ZUMA Wire)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 22: TV Personality Kelly Osbourne attends Neuro at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party on February 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Neuro)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kelly Osbourne is seen arriving at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - FEBRUARY 19: Artist Vanessa Prager (L) and television personality Kelly Osbourne attend Vanessa Prager 'Dreamers' Art Opening Hosted By Fred Armisen at Richard Heller Gallery on February 19, 2015 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kelly Osbourne attends Christian Siriano Runway at ArtBeam on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kelly Osbourne is seen outside the Christian Siriano show on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 14: Kelly Osbourne (L) and Brad Goreski walk the runway at Naomi Campbell's Fashion For Relief Charity Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on February 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Kristina Nikishina/Kommersant Photo via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kelly Osbourne arrives at the The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Kelly Osbourne is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on February 09, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 05: (L-R) Dita Von Teese and Kelly Osbourne attend the W Hotel 'Turns it up for Change' ball to benefit HRC at W Hollywood on February 5, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 25: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends TNT's 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25184_021 (Photo by Mark Davis/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Television personality Kelly Osbourne arrives on the red carpet for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / MARK RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: (l-r) Kelly Osbourne arrives to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBC/NBC via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 11: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
SANTA MONICA, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Television personality Kelly Osbourne and Cinnamon the dog arrive 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)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 16: Kelly Osbourne arrives at the Premiere Of Tribeca Film's 'Beside Still Waters' at Laemmle's Music Hall Theatre on November 16, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 04: TV Personality Kelly Osbourne attends the 10th Annual Classic Rock Awards: Classic Rock Roll Of Honour Award Ceremony at Avalon on November 4, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 31: TV Personality Kelly Osbourne attends Adam Lambert's 2nd annual Halloween bash at Bootsy Bellows on October 31, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA- OCTOBER 29: TV personality Kelly Osbourne attends amfAR LA Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford at Milk Studios on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Host Kelly Osbourne attends the after party for amfAR Inspiration Los Angeles 2014 at STK on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for amfAR)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 29: Host Kelly Osbourne attends the after party for amfAR Inspiration Los Angeles 2014 at STK on October 29, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for amfAR)
Giuliana Rancic arrives at the People's Choice Awards at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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After the recent departures of Fashion Police panelists Kelly Osbourne and Kathy Griffin E! execs have decided to place the fashion commentary show on an extended hiatus until September.

"We look forward to taking this opportunity to refresh the show before the next awards season," the network said in a statement released Tuesday. "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."

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This comes after Griffin revealed on March 12 via Instagram that she was leaving the show and Kelly Osbourne announced her departure in late February.

"With the benefit of hindsight, we definitely brought it back too soon," NBCUniversal Lifestyle Networks Group president Frances Berwick told The Hollywood Reporter, referring to how quickly Griffin had been hired to step in to fill the void left by Joan Rivers' passing in September.

Fashion Police has been in the center of a public relations storm after Rancic made disparaging comments about Zendaya's dreadlocks at the Oscars, saying that the 17-year-old singer's new hairdo made her look like she "smelled like patchouli oil ... or weed."

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Many found Rancic's comment to be racially insensitive, and Zendaya took Rancic to task on Instagram, calling her remarks "ignorant slurs."

Rancic apologized profusely and attempted to distance herself from the comments, denying that she would intentionally make a racist joke. Zendaya eventually accepted Rancic's apology, saying, "Giuliana, I appreciate your apology and I'm glad it was a learning experience for you and for the network."

Berwick commented on Rancic's remarks and her apology, saying, "It was absolutely misinterpreted, but she handled it completely appropriately."

VIDEO: Zendaya Accepts Giuliana Rancic's Apology After Making Anti-Dreadlocks Comments

Still, in the wake of the controversy, Osbourne, a long-time panelist and friend of Zendaya, announced she would be leaving. Griffin's departure occurred soon after, with the comedian saying, "After seven episodes of Fashion Police, I discovered that my style does not fit with the creative direction of the show and now it's time to move on."

In light of the exodus, Berwick admitted that the network considered canceling the series, but ultimately decided that they didn't want to give up on the brand that they've been building for over five years, or the audience the network has cultivated.

While the viewership has waned since Rivers' death and the Rancic controversy, Berwick revealed that the show still has a dedicated fan base.

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"There was a lot of noise and drama that are really not helpful or additive to the creative process, but there's a real love for this show," Berwick revealed, adding, "Given the focus on this, the ratings should really be the size of The Walking Dead."

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