After a season of controversy, Fashion Police is returning.

Celebrity stylist Brad Goreski is back on the panel and promises to be just as animated.

“I will 100 per cent continue to speak my mind and be unedited,”; Goreski tells ET Canada. “(But) for me, it’s always going to be about the clothes. It’s always going to be about what I see through my stylist’s eyes and never about the person.”;

Fashion Police became immersed in scandal last season after co-host Giuliana Rancic criticized African-American actress Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks. Rancic said it looked as if Coleman “smelled like patchouli oil or weed.”; The comments set off accusations of racism and led to co-hosts Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne quitting the show.

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All of this, of course, followed what had already been a difficult season for the show. Joan Rivers, the show’s biggest star, had passed away just five months before.

But the show is on the mend and now has Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers, stepping into the role of show host.

“She’s so incredibly funny and she loves fashion,”; Goreski says of Melissa, who’s also the show’s executive producer. “We’ll also have NeNe Leakes and Margaret Cho as our first guests on the first episode, so it’s going to be a really, really good show, and I’m excited for Melissa to be driving the ship.”;

The season premiere of Fashion Police airs August 31 on E! Watch a sneak peek of our Goreski interview below and see the full thing on tonight’s ET Canada.