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Who Should Replace Joan Rivers On 'Fashion Police'?

Tanya Mardirossian |
September 5, 2014 | 10:09 a.m. PDT

Staff Reporter

Joan Rivers and the rest of "Fashion Police"  (Pinterest @Meredith Kraps)
Joan Rivers and the rest of "Fashion Police" (Pinterest @Meredith Kraps)

With the unexpected death of Hollywood comedian Joan Rivers, she leaves a legacy behind—and one part of it is hosting E! News’ "Fashion Police."

Sure, she has several candidates as her successors, like co-stars Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos; but the question that remains is: who will replace the comedian on "Fashion Police"? 

Giuliana Rancic:

The "Giuliana and Bill" star is a judge on "Fashion Police," interviews celebs on the red carpet and of course, hosts E! News. Rancic has the qualifications to take over the show and add a spot for another guest judge to fill in her seat.

George Kotsiopoulos:

Although George is one of the nicer commentators on "Fashion Police," he has the style and the E! experience to take over the show. Kelly Osbourne and George tend to agree with each other, and is as if they almost share the same voice. All the commentators on the show work well together, so choosing between any member seen on the show is a tough call. 

Chelsea Handler:  

E! recently said goodbye to Chelsea Handler after she hosted her show "Chelsea Lately" since 2007. With her show's grand finale, Handler may not be coming back to E! anytime soon, though she definitely has Joan Rivers' guts to combine with her own comedic skills. 

Ross Mathews: 

Mathews has been a friend of Joan Rivers and is no stranger to E!. He certainly has the comedic abilities to take her place. He also had his own show on E!, "Hello Ross," which was canceled after two seasons. With the show canceled, maybe he has the time to permanently join "Fashion Police." 

Melissa Rivers:  

Joan's daughter has experience being a TV host and as a producer on E!. She had a close relationship with her mother (they had a reality TV show together called “Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best?”. Having Melissa on the show might be like Joan is still around. 

Judy Tenuta: 

On Friday morning, the comedian called on to K-Earth 101 to talk about Joan, whom she admirered. Rivers was an influence on Tenuta, especially because she was the first woman on late night TV. On her radio call, Tenuta said Rivers had "cojones." 

"She was fearless, but very supportive," she said. "Just a real trailblazer for female comics and I just think all comics." 

Perhaps she can fill in her friend's shoes. 

Here's a taste of the show's dynamics:

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