Melissa and Joan Rivers together at an NBC event in May 2014

E! network and Rivers' family have confirmed the TV show will be back in 2015

Fashion Police is mourning the loss of its sharp tongued American host Joan Rivers, but it is set to continue in January 2015.

The future of E!’s successful show, famous for the unfiltered commentary on celebrity style, was unclear after the death of the popular flamboyant host and comedienne, who passed away at the age of 81 on 4 September.

However, the network and Rivers’ family have confirmed the show will return next year.

The network said in a statement: "We decided, with Melissa Rivers' blessing, that Joan would have wanted the franchise to continue. Fashion Police will return in 2015 commencing with Golden Globes coverage on Monday, January 12. No further details will be announced at this time."

Rivers was the big-name draw of the show, which she led since 2010. It was the platform for her hilariously harsh critiques of celebrity and red carpet fashion through the most ingenious jokes, co-hosted alongside Kelly Osbourne, and presenters Giuliana Rancic and George Kotsiopoulo. Rivers’ daughter, Melissa, described the show as “one hundred per cent original” and her mother as the “funniest, most outrageous voice in comedy”.

E! network aired a 90-minute special show over the weekend paying tribute to the late comedian, ‘Fashion Police: Remembering Joan’. In it, Rivers’ daughter, who works as a producer on the programme, confirmed that the show would be set to continue. She said: “We’re going to hit pause for a little while, but Fashion Police will be back in January.”

The broadcaster hasn’t revealed any more details yet or who, if anyone, would step in for the acid-tongued star as the central host.