Comedienne Joan Rivers' famous Oscars pre-show style watch show has been saved - thanks to the Armed Forces Network.

The red carpet razzamatazz has been scrapped from this year's (03) ACADEMY AWARDS as a token of respect to those fighting in Iraq - and that left bitchy Rivers without a show.

But now the comic's TV network E! has been picked up by the Armed Forces Network and, as a result, she'll offer arriving stars the chance to stop and send messages direct to the troops.