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Debuting in January 1991, E!’s pop culture comedy commentary show, then known as “Talk Soup,” became a cable TV staple, launching the careers of a handful of comedians.
Though McHale is known to current audiences as the wisecracking emcee of the Emmy-nominated laffer who took a star turn at the helm of “The Soup” for 12 years — right down to his departure statement, in which he thanked “Kim Kardashian’s ass for all that it’s done for me and my family” — it was Greg Kinnear who started off the satirical series.
Greg Kinnear (1991-1995)
After four years on E!, the first host of “Talk Soup »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
E! will soon serving its last bowl of The Soup. The network announced on Wednesday that the long-running, late-night clip show, which pokes fun at reality television, soap operas, and just about everything in pop culture, is coming to an end after 22 seasons. Its series finale will air on Friday, Dec. 18, at 10 p.m. The Soup first began in 1991, when it was originally called Talk Soup and hosted by Greg Kinnear, who held the position until 1995. Kinnear was then followed by John Henson (1995-99), Hal Sparks (1999-2000), and Aisha Tyler (2001-02). E! then rebooted the show as The Soup with McHale as host in 2004. “We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,”said Jeff Olde, Evp of programming and development for E! in a statement. “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. »
- Chris King
The end of an era is upon us. Shortly after shuttering its Master Control operations department in Los Angeles, E! has now canceled their longest running program. The Soup, a comedy series that skewers pop culture, is going to air its series finale on December 18th. This will bring the show to a close after spending 22 years on the air.
Current host Joel McHale will help celebrate the legacy he is leaving behind when the finale episode airs the same day that Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives in theaters. The long-standing cable staple was first launched on E! in 1991, but it was originally called Talk Soup. This early iteration of the program focused solely on clips from the various talk shows airing at that time. When it was revamped as The Soup in 2004, the show expanded its reach to all pop culture programing and also focused on viral »
The Soup is serving up its final bowl of Chat Stew.
E! announced Wednesday that its long-running pop culture clip show will come to an end after 22 seasons. The series finale will air Friday, Dec. 18, at 10/9c.
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“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,”said Jeff Olde, Evp of programming and development for E! in a statement. “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. »
After 22 years, The Soup — a staple on E! spanning its years as Talk Soup under Greg Kinnear (1991-95), John Henson (1995-99), Hal Sparks (1999-2000) and Aisha Taylor (2001-02), and then under Joel McHale as The Soup starting in 2004 — will be ending. E! announced today that the final episode of The Soup will air Dec. 18 at 10pm Et/Pt. “We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of ‘The Soup,” said Jeff Olde, Evp of Programming & Development for E! “‘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. … Continue reading →
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- Jeff Pfeiffer
The Soup is nearing The End. E! said this morning its weekly series skewering pop culture will bow out on December 18, ending the franchise’s 22-year run. The show premiered in 1991 as Talk Soup and famously launched the career of original host Greg Kinnear, who hosted until 1995. He was followed by John Henson (1995-99), Hal Sparks (1999-2000) and Aisha Tyler (2001-02). It was re-launched as The Soup in 2004 with current host Joel McHale. The series earned a 2014 Emmy… »
After 22 seasons, E! is ending “The Soup,” the cable network announced Wednesday. The final episode will air on Dec. 18, serving as the series finale.
Hosted by Joel McHale for 12 years, the pop culture comedy series has been a staple on E! for more than two decades.
“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of ‘The Soup,” said Jeff Olde, exec vice president of programming and development for E! “‘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.”
“I loved doing ‘The Soup’ for all of these years — 86 to be exact — but am excited to solely focus on my acting career now, »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Joel McHale is ending his run on the E! clip show “The Soup,” TheWrap has learned. McHale has hosted and produced the show for the past 12 years, while also appearing in films like “Spider Man 2” and “Ted.” He also starred on “Community” for NBC, before the show was picked up by Yahoo for one season. Greg Kinnear was the original host of the show when it launched as “Talk Soup” in 1991. Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler also both briefly hosted the show before McHale took over in 2004. His last episode will be on Dec. 18. Also Read: Joel McHale »
- Joe Otterson
"We were nominated in the category of best thing that isn't a show. We got in a lucky year to be up against the President and Zach Galifianakis," says "The Soup" executive producer K.P. Anderson about his show's first-ever Emmy nomination last year (watch below). He adds, "It was really exciting. It was a great night. I think all shows should have to earn 10 years before they get the nod." -Break- Watch dozens of video chats with 2015 Emmy contenders Actor and comedian Joel McHale ("Community") began hosting "The Soup" in 2004. The original version of the show was already a long-running hit for the E! Network with such previous hosts as Greg Kinnear, John Henson, Hal Sparks, and Aisha Tyler. When McHale took over, it changed into a weekly rather than daily show and focused on skewering pop culture and infamous TV moments in news and reality. Their 2014 Emmy bid was »
Vicariously live out your teenage dreams through the most popular student at Lake Odell High School in Shockya’s exclusive for the comedy-drama, ‘The A-List.’ The clip features actor Hudson Thames as Eric Schultz, the coolest kid in school, who easily gets whatever he wants. Freestyle Digital Media will showcase all of the ways Eric effortlessly achieves what he wants, when it distributes the comedy-drama tomorrow on VOD and iTunes. The following synopsis for ‘The A-List’ has been released by Freestyle Digital Media: Alyson Stoner (‘Step Up’ films, ‘Phinneas & Ferb’), Hal Sparks (‘Lab Rats,’ ‘Queer as Folk’) and Skyler Vallo (‘True Blood’) costar in this hilarious comedy. Eric Schultz (Hudson [ Read More ]
- Karen Benardello
Fresh off his Season 2 renewal for “Last Man on Earth,” Will Forte has booked another gig.
Forte will appear — in the flesh — in an episode of Disney Xd’s “Lab Rats”, Variety has learned. The “SNL” alum, who has flexed his voice-acting chops throughout the series as the smart-home system Eddy, will finally make a guest star appearance as Eddy in human form for the first time later this year.
- Seth Kelley
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