On Friday, March 9, E! Entertainment Television gives fashionistas an extra helping of news, games, commentary, comedy and critiques when the popular weekly series "Fashion Police" expands to an hour.
Joan Rivers continues as host, with panel members Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulos reviewing the week's high-profile moments and fashion choices, from couture red-carpet looks to casual daytime wear, hitting the best and worst of celebrity style. Rivers' daughter, Melissa Rivers, is executive producer and an occasional guest.
Favorite segments will continue, including one that focuses on the excesses of the fashion world -- such as one accessory from a celebrity-sponsored line that sold out despite its astronomical price.
"One thing that I'm excited about," says Melissa Rivers, "that we've done once or twice, that we're definitely going to bring back, is what I call 'Fashion Outrage.' We do a thing where, like, the Olsens' line made a $39,000 alligator backpack. This is absurd. Again, it's a lot more focus on our hosts and their opinions."
New segments include "Street Style," with the panel examining celebrities as they appear in their everyday environments, and "Guess Me by My Style," in which panelists try to discern a celebrity's identity by viewing personal style items.
"Because the show's been doing so well," says Rivers, "we've been getting a lot of celebrity guests, and we find that when we get them talking about fashion and their style that they have a lot to say, so we wanted to create more space. Right now, we're also in a culture where a lot of these women really love fashion. Some of them just love it."
Rivers would also like to answer burning questions. Perhaps one day "Fashion Police" might discover why Christian Louboutin can't make a high-heeled, red-soled pump that is as comfortable as it is beautiful.
"Right," says Rivers, "it's like, 'Who is your foot model who has these feet that represent no one else's; who's the one person in the world that they're comfortable on?' We'd like to get to the bottom of these mysteries."