E! REUPS JOEL MCHALE THROUGH 2014
Comedian Will Remain Host of The Soup, Develop
New Projects, With E! Getting First-Look Rights
CA - October 1, 2012 - E! Entertainment has renewed its deal with The
Soup host Joel McHale, keeping the actor/comedian as host of the weekly
topical comedy show through Dec. 31, 2014. In addition, E! is backing McHale in
a production development deal that will give the network first look at any
ideas or program concepts from McHale and his team.
is a one-of-a-kind talent with a unique perspective and a great rapport with
the audience on The Soup," said Suzanne Kolb, President of E!
Entertainment. "With E! constantly looking for new shows that celebrate a pop
of culture, we're very excited to see what new ideas Joel develops."
this derails my plans to be a replacement ref in the NFL, I'm thrilled to be
continuing The Soup for two more years especially now with the emergence
of Honey Boo Boo Child. One can't just sit by," Joel McHale said of the
expanded deal. "I'm also excited about the production deal with E! I'm hoping
to make shows that I can make fun of on The Soup. This way we'll never
be short of clips to show."
Jason Burns (E!'s Kendra, the feature The House Bunny) is joining
McHale's new company as a development executive.
The Soup is a weekly satirical look at reality
television and all of pop culture, airing at 10 p.m. ET/PT Wednesdays on E!
Equipped with his sharp wit, eye for bad reality television and ability to make
every awkward TV moment hysterically epic, Joel McHale brings The Soup viewers
the most outrageous clips from the boob-tube, complete with plenty of
commentary of his own. In November 2011, "The Soup"
launched a roster of new digital destinations, including an all-new website (thesouptv.com) and a new "The Soup" mobile
app for iPhone and Android smartphones.