‘The Soup’ to end after 22 years, network announces
Joel McHale has hosted “The Soup” since 2004.
No “Soup” for you.
The cheeky pop-culture clip show “The Soup,” hosted by Joel McHale since 2004, will end its 22-year run next month, the E! network announced Wednesday.
The show, which was nominated for an Emmy award in 2014, airs its final episode Dec. 18.
“We’ve had a weird ride and watched over 11,000,000 hours of bad reality television (6,000,000 of which were E! originals) but all good things must end,” reads a message from the show’s Facebook page.
Originally named “Talk Soup,” the comedy show began lampooning daily talk shows in 1991. It helped jumpstart the careers of its previous hosts, among them Greg Kinnear and Aisha Tyler.
The snark-fest re-booted under its new title in 2004 helmed by McHale, who would go on to star in the critically acclaimed sitcom “Community.”
McHale’s fans can still catch him post-“Soup” in the upcoming “X-Files” revival this January.
“‘The Soup’ has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team’s fearless wit and clever approach week after week,” said E! Executive Vice President of Programming and Development Jeff Olde in a statement.
“Joel took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on ‘The Soup’ will be missed.”
“The Soup” airs Fridays at 10 p.m. until its December finale.