Congrats are in order for comedy’s hard working fave, Margaret Cho! The actress and comedian announced this week that she will join E!’s Fashion Police as a special co-host throughout 2016, alongside hosts Melissa Rivers, Giuliana Rancic and Brad Goreski. In the past, she’s served as a celebrity guest host. “It makes me happiest to spend time with Melissa, and when I see her laugh at my joke, I feel like Joan [Rivers] is smiling, somewhere,” Cho said in a press release. Former host Joan Rivers died in 2014.
Also announced this week was Amazon’s new marijuana-themed dramedy starring Cho. Highline will follow her character after court-ordered rehab allows her to move back home — where her dysfunctional family runs a weed dispensary.
In September, during an interview to promote the release of her Showtime stand-up special, Margaret Cho: psyCHO, the comedian told Billboard that she was sexually molested from age five to 12 by a family member. On November 13, Cho released a music video and song, “(I Want to) Kill My Rapist,” following a Twitter campaign — #12DaysofRage — in which she shared videos describing assaults that had happened to her and invited her followers to do the same.