'The Soup' with Joel McHale Has Just Been Canned
E! has ended the show after 22 seasons.
This frothing pot of pop culture quips is cooling off.
E! News' The Soup, hosted by actor/comedian Joel McHale, has been canceled after 12 years and 22 seasons. Its final episode will air on December 18.
The announcement came on Wednesday straight from the network. E! EVP of Programming & Development Jeff Olde released a statement, sharing that they are "incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup, [which] 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," he said. "And his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed."
As many have pointed out, McHale was not the first host of the show, originally titled Talk Soup. It was first run by Greg Kinnear, followed by John Henson, Hal Sparks, and Aisha Tyler circa 1991. McHale took over after a brief two-year hiatus in '04.
In lieu of The Soup, the 43-year-old will continue his role as Tad O'Malley on The X-Files. By the looks of it, though, this family man will have his hands plenty full after its final episode.