E! Cancels Long-Running Series ‘The Soup’


E! is preparing to serve its last cup of The Soup, with the network announcing that the long-running series will come to an end in December.

The series hosted by Joel McHale, made fun of the top pop culture and entertainment stories of the week, premiered 22 years ago as Talk Soup. Now, 5 hosts and one new name later, it’s preparing to say farewell.

“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,” said Jeff Olde, EVP of Programming & Development for E! in a press 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 series premiered in 1991 and launched the careers of hosts Greg Kinnear (1991–1995), John Henson (1995–1999), Hal Sparks (1999–2000) and Aisha Tyler (host 2001–2002). In 2004, it was re-launched as The Soup with host Joel McHale, who has held the position ever since.

The show has seen its fair share of celebrity guests including: Norman Reedus, Yvette Nicole Brown, Patrick Warburton, Alison Brie, Seth Green, Lucy Lawless, Chris Hardwick, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, RuPaul, Steven Yeun, Joe Manganiello, Wendy Williams, Simon Pegg, Jon Cryer, Joe Jonas, Kal Penn, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Adam Scott, Aaron Paul, Gabourey Sidibe, Larry King, Kelly Ripa, Allison Janney, Adam DeVine, Johnny Weir, Danny Trejo, Jeff Probst, James Corden, Adam Pally, Jane Lynch, Marilyn Manson, Jon Heder, Tyra Banks, Martha Stewart, Nene Leaks, Nancy Grace, Zachary Quinto, George Takei, Chevy Chase, Sean Combs, Evan Rachel Wood, Eminem, Demi Lovato, Sarah Hyland, Jake Pavelka, Katey Sagal, Mayim Bialik, Katie Lee Gifford, Ana Gasteyer, Tyrese Gibson, Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Kylie Minogue, Kristin Davis, Shaquille O’Neal, Joan Rivers, Jack Black, Eli Roth, Busy Philipps, Jaime Pressly, Lea DeLaria, WWE Superstar The Miz … and Carrot Top.

New episodes of The Soup will continue to air on Fridays at 10pm up until the series finale, which will air on December 18 at 10pm ET/PT.

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