Why Kathryn Hahn Is No Longer Playing Joan Rivers in Showtime's The Comeback Girl - E! Online

Why Kathryn Hahn Is No Longer Playing Joan Rivers in Showtime's The Comeback Girl

10/27/2021 2:52:00 AM

Why Kathryn Hahn Is No Longer Playing Joan Rivers in Showtime's The Comeback Girl

A month after Kathryn Hahn was tapped to play beloved comedian Joan Rivers in a new limited series, the project was tabled. Find out why!

.Joan passed away in 2014 following a throat operation in New York City. The celebrated funny lady, who co-hostedFashion Policefor E!, was 81 years old.Getty Imagesconfirmed in a statementat the time, "It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother. She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother."

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E! News and NBCUniversal went on to pay tribute to the legendary performer, noting, "She was unapologetic and fiercely dedicated to entertaining all of us and has left an indelible mark on the people that worked with her and on her legions of fans."

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I understand the reasoning, but boy, I bet she would’ve killed that role.

‘The Comeback Girl’: Limited Series Starring Kathryn Hahn As Joan Rivers Not Moving Forward At Showtime – UpdateUPDATE: The Comeback Girl, a limited series which was set to star Kathryn Hahn as late comic legend Joan Rivers, is not moving forward at Showtime, Deadline can confirm. According to Variety, which… The late star’s life rights, held by daughter Melissa Rivers, were not secured by the series’ producers Without life rights, the project could have continued as unauthorized, but would not have been able to tap into Rivers’ jokes and notable moments

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‘The Comeback Girl’: Limited Series Starring Kathryn Hahn As Joan Rivers Not Moving Forward At Showtime – UpdateUPDATE: The Comeback Girl, a limited series which was set to star Kathryn Hahn as late comic legend Joan Rivers, is not moving forward at Showtime, Deadline can confirm. According to Variety, which… The late star’s life rights, held by daughter Melissa Rivers, were not secured by the series’ producers Without life rights, the project could have continued as unauthorized, but would not have been able to tap into Rivers’ jokes and notable moments

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