Tv bosses have reportedly axed filming on JOAN RIVERS' Tv show Fashion Police this week (beg01Sep14) as the funnywoman remains in a serious condition in hospital.

The 81-year-old comedienne suffered a cardiac arrest during routine throat surgery on Thursday (28Aug14) and was admitted to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where she was placed in a medically-induced coma.

Rivers remains under the care of doctors, who are reportedly working to bring her out of the coma, and executives at the E! Network are now said to have axed a planned shoot for her style-focused Tv show, which was due to take place in the Big Apple to coincide with New York Fashion Week, according to the New York Daily News.

A stand-up gig in New Jersey on Friday (29Aug14) was also called off following Rivers' hospitalisation.