E! cancels “The Soup”

Jeff Pfeiffer

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.


© E! Entertainment Media, LLC.


  1. I liked this show, but I think with the rise of social media there is just no place for it anymore. You don’t have to look hard to find snarky commentary these days, just read your twitter feed.

  2. I will never understand the decisions of TV networks who go “Hey, our show won an Emmy recently, and the host won an award this year for hosting, and we still have good ratings after all these years… Let’s Cancel it!”

  3. Hard to believe a show that just points out how stupid television shows are in an era where television shows are extremely dim-witted and terrible would be getting the axe.

    Oh…. and I hope all the Kardashian’s lose all the money they don’t deserve and end up in homeless shelters with people who are better individuals than they are.

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