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Kathy Griffin Probably Won't Be Taking Over for Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police' Because She 'Tested Poorly'

Kathy Griffin Probably Won't Be Taking Over for Joan Rivers on 'Fashion Police' Because She 'Tested Poorly'

Kathy Griffin probably will not be taking over Joan Rivers‘ job on Fashion Police after sources say she didn’t do great in the focus testing.

“They did some focus group testing on Kathy Griffin,” a source told The Wrap. “The problem viewers mentioned is she’d always be compared to Joan, but never actually as good as her. She was tested and tested poorly because she was too close to Joan‘s comedic sensibility.”

Other possible contenders now include Tyra Banks and NeNe Leakes, but nothing has been confirmed. “They should admit that no one can replace Joan and just have a revolving cast of guest co-hosts like Ross Mathews, Tyra, so on,” another source added.

WHO WOULD YOU like to see take over for Joan Rivers on Fashion Police??

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  • Jess

    Tyra Banks or Nene Leakes? Wow, they’re really scraping the bottom of the barrel on this one. Just end the show, it was awful anyway and Joan was the only interesting part.

  • Ifigeneia

    Yeah, I had a feeling they would compare their comedic styles. Too bad, I think she would have enhanced that comedic outfit bashing with her storytelling ability rather well… Ross Matthews would be awesome. He’s adorable.
    I think they could bring people like Lawrence Zarian, Jen Rade and Nick Verreos in.I really enjoyed them on Tv guide’s Fashion Wrap because they were not only funny, but also knew the scoop behind the looks ( referencing the collection etc )

  • smmy33

    What,,, Tayra Banks god she’s awful, and NeNe Leaks.. Like people care about her opinion on fashion and or anything else , she isn’t a comedian so she what does she bring to the table .

    Where did they get these names, if it was a insider, are they trying to sabotage the show

  • Quentin Jersey

    Well I have to say I love Kathy and I ‘get her’ and she started off bit rocky on her short lived live Bravo show…but she got more comfortable and the her show’s set up was riot (average people, friends, people she dragged in, some celebs).

  • Island Planet

    If they’re having trouble finding the ‘right’ person then I agree. Don’t hire anyone at all. Seems like it should just end now rather than in a few months after they’ve killed it to death.

  • seant426

    I hear Rosie O’Donnell will be looking for a gig, soon.

  • ChrisInKansas

    That’s too bad. I would have watched the shit out of that show!

  • Paul C

    I still think Kathy Griffin is a good choice, but, what about Carson Kressley or Mo’nique?

  • AZDinker

    I adore Kathy Griffin, I’ve seen her perform live 3-4 times, watched all her Bravo shows. That said, I don’t see her doing Fashion Police. That she is extremely close to Joan Rivers style is one of the problems, the other is she knows NOTHING about fashion. I’ve been saying all along that they need to just have a revolving emcee – because I REALLY HATE the idea of Nene or Tyra.

  • AZDinker

    I actually enjoyed her short lived talk show, it was totally different than anything else and disappointing when canceled – BUT she did have 5 (6?) season on D-List, multiple Bravo stand-up specials and plenty of gigs on other networks (hosting Joan’s Roast. etc) so she has the experience on TV – BUT her style is SOOOO close to Joan’s and she knows nothing of fashion. I love Kathy but I think they should have a rotation of hosts until they decide who fits best. Nene and Tyra are absolute NOs in my book.

  • Guest

    Tyra sucks. I hope Kathy gets it. She’s bring much more spunk than the other girls.

  • Ally

    Tyra sucks. I hope Kathy gets it. She’ll bring much more spunk than the other girls.