NBCUniversal cable networks E! Entertainment and Bravo will pay tribute to the late Joan Rivers this weekend.
E!, which over the past 20 years was home to various shows and specials with Rivers -- who died at age 81 on Thursday following complications from throat surgery, -- will honor her legacy with a one-hour E! News special, Joan Rivers: Celebrating An Icon, on Friday, Sept. 5 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
The special will be hosted by E! News’ Jason Kennedy and Catt Sadler, who will be joined throughout the hour by George Kotsiopoulos, Ken Baker and other members of the E! on-air family who knew Rivers. The one-hour show will include highlights from Rivers' career, including a look back at her early days, and at the tremendous outpouring of love and support from fans known as “Joan’s Rangers."
Among the events that will be showcased: her breakout performance on The Tonight Show and her own foray into the late-night daypart on Fox, her Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show and E!’s venture into snark couture, Fashion Police.
For its part, Bravo will encore Rivers' last appearance on Watch What Happens Live on Sunday, Sept. 7 at 11:30 p.m. (ET).
Rivers, on the July 29 show hosted by Andy Cohen, touted Fashion Police, as well as her new book, Diary of a Mad Diva, when she was shown with Maksim Chmerkovskiy of Dancing with the Stars fame.
“Every single time Joan walked into the clubhouse, I got goosebumps,” said Cohen.