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 Tyler (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. 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 has aired 3,324 episodes to date, and recently earned a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, and host Joel McHale was named Best Host at the 2015 Adweek Watch Awards.
New episodes of The Soup will continue to air on Fridays at 10pm ET/PT. until the series finale on Dec. 18.
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