E! Entertainment Television said it is ending clip show The Soup, hosted by Joel McHale, with the series finale slated for 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18. Premiering in 1991 as Talk Soup, the show, skewing the world of entertainment, was hosted by Greg Kinnear (1991-95), John Henson (1995-99), Hal Sparks (1999-2000) and Aisha Tyler (2001-2002) before it relaunched with McHale as The Soup. McHale is also executive producer.
“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,” Jeff Olde, executive VP of programming & development at E!, said in a release. “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. 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 is produced by Wilshire Studios with McHale, KP Anderson and Ed Boyd the executive producers.