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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Joan Rivers Set for PBS Doc WOMEN IN COMEDY Tonight
by TV News Desk - September 30, 2014

According to Deadline, one of Joan Rivers's last interviews before her death will be part of a PBS documentary called WOMEN IN COMEDY, airing tonight. Material from AOL's MAKERS will appear in the film, and you can watch a sneak peek at a segment below! (more...)
THE SIMPSONS Pays Tribute to Comedian Joan Rivers in Season Premiere
by TV News Desk - September 29, 2014

Last night's 26th Season Premiere of the long-running FOX animated series THE SIMPSONS paid tribute to late comedian Joan Rivers, who guest starred in a 2011 episode (more...)
Joan Rivers Joke Collection Heading to the Smithsonian Museum?
by TV News Desk - September 25, 2014

The priceless relics from Rivers' estate may find their way to Washington DC's Smithsonian National Museum of American History. (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS Presents Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers Tonight
by TV News Desk - September 23, 2014

Immediately following tonight's 9-10:30 p.m. PBS premiere of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' new documentary American Masters: The Boomer List, AMERICAN MASTERS will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) tonight, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)
E!'s THE FASHION POLICE to Continue Without Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2014

THE FASHION POLICE will continue on without the late Joan Rivers. (more...)
UPDATE: Joan Rivers Doctor Categorically Denies Performing Biopsy; Taking Selfie
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2014

Today, a source close to Dr. Korovin tells CNN that she denies 'performing an unauthorized procedure' before Rivers suffered cardiac arrest, and 'categorically denies' taking a SELFIE while the comedian was under anesthesia at Manhattan's Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. (more...)
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with Full Day of Special Programming Today
by TV News Desk - September 19, 2014

E! is celebrating the laughter that comedy icon Joan Rivers brought to viewers around the world with 'Joan Day' today, September 19th. (more...)
PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS to Present Memoriam Tribute to Joan Rivers, 9/23
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2014

American Masters will present an In Memoriam tribute broadcast of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) on Tuesday, September 23, 10:30 p.m.-12 midnight on PBS (check local listings). (more...)
Publicist Admits 'Last Recording' of Joan Rivers Is a Fake
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2014

Publicist Beck Lee has admitted that a tape which he claimed to be the last recording of legendary comedian Joan Rivers was a fake (more...)
UPDATE: Sources Reveal Identity of Joan Rivers' Doctor; B'Way Stars Among Former Patients
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2014

A source close to the ongoing investigation into the death of Joan Rivers has revealed the name of the DOCTOR WHO performed a biopsy on the comedienne's vocal cords which led to cardiac arrest. (more...)
Melissa Rivers to Make First TV Appearance Since Passing of Joan Rivers on Special E! Tribute
by TV News Desk - September 18, 2014

Joan's daughter, Melissa will make her first TV appearance since the passing of her mother when she joins Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and George Kotsiopoulos for a 90-minute special honoring the legendary comedienne. (more...)
Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
by BWW News Desk - September 18, 2014

Joan Rivers's daughter Melissa Rivers took to Facebook this evening to thank everyone for their kindness and support in the wake of her mother's death on September 4, 2014 at the age of 81. (more...)
New Joan Rivers Biography Slated for 2016 Release
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2014

Vanity Fair and New York Times journalist Leslie Bennetts has signed on to write the new biography 'Joan Rivers: A Life.' (more...)
UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
by TV News Desk - September 17, 2014

New information has emerged today on the tragic death of legendary comedian Joan Rivers. (more...)
Jerry Seinfeld Finds 'Hearbreaking' Text; Remembers Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - September 15, 2014

Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute to Joan Rivers today on the COMEDIANS IN CARS GETTING COFFEE Facebook page after discovering the legendary comedienne had agreed to appear on his show. (more...)
Doctor Who Performed Joan Rivers's Endoscopy Steps Down
by TV News Desk - September 12, 2014

ABC News reported today the doctor that performed the endoscopy on comedy legend Joan Rivers, which lead to the performer's cardiac arrest, is stepping down at Yorkville Endoscopy. Rivers died on September 4 after a week on life support. She was 81. (more...)
Clinic Where Joan Rivers Had Outpatient Procedure Denies Performing Patient Biopsies
by TV News Desk - September 11, 2014

The Yorkville Endoscopy clinic issued a statement in which it insists that 'a biopsy of the vocal cords' had never been done at their facility. (more...)
Read Melissa Rivers Humorous & Moving Eulogy for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - September 10, 2014

According to many in attendance, the highlight of the service was a moving and humorous eulogy, delvered by Rivers' daughter Melissa. (more...)
Sources Report Outpatient Procedure Error Led to Joan Rivers' Death
by TV News Desk - September 10, 2014

The Daily News is reporting that an outpatient procdure that a doctor performed on Joan Rivers during a planned endoscopy led to the death of the legendary comedian. (more...)
VIDEO: Mel Brooks Remembers Joan Rivers: 'She Was Always Courageous'
by TV News Desk - September 9, 2014

Mel Brooks stopped by last night's CONAN on TBS and took time to remember his close friend and colleague, Joan Rivers. (more...)
VIDEO: Judge Judy Sheindlin Reflects on Friend Joan Rivers on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - September 9, 2014

Following the recent passing of legend Joan Rivers, her friend Judge Judy Sheindlin stopped by CBS's THE TALK to share her thoughts on Joan (more...)
Breaking News: League Reverses Decision; to Dim Broadway Marquees for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - September 9, 2014

“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute.” (more...)
UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - September 9, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)
UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - September 9, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)
UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - September 9, 2014

Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim the lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

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