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The Soup

The Soup

  • Premiered: 
    July 1, 2004
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  • Network: E!
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Clip
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Talk Soup 
  • Subject Matter: Comedy
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    Season 3

Plot Synopsis

Host Joel McHale serves up a wickedly funny, fast-paced smorgasbord of the most titillating -- and tasteless -- pop culture moments, including clips from JERRY SPRINGER to THE TONIGHT SHOW and from RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE to SLEDNECKS. THE SOUP first aired with the title WHAT THE...AWARDS for four weeks before switching its title to THE SOUP. To celebrate the show's 500th episode on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, McHale did the show live for the first time ever -- twice; once at 10pm ET and a second time at 10pm PT. Plus, Joel welcomed surprise celebrity guests. Marking the show's move back to its original timeslot -- Fridays at 10pm ET/PT -- E! premiered the "The Sorta-Annual Soup Awards" episode of THE SOUP on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10pm ET (live)/PT (tape), airing the awards show live for the first time. This year Joel McHale honors an entirely new group of deserving recipients for their crowning achievements in such categories as Best Pooping (Unscripted), Best Japanese Show That Talks About Gay Issues in the USA, and the coveted Entertainer of The Year. Stopping by to join McHale in presenting the sought-after awards include some of THE SOUP's favorite guests and some surprise celebrities.
On Friday, December 18, 2015 at 10pm ET/PT, E! premiered the one-hour series finale of THE SOUP, as host and Executive Producer Joel McHale, who has fronted the show that made him a star for 12 years, once again delivered the laughs as he hung up his signature skinny tie for the last time. Guest stars for the finale include: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Nathan Fillion, Nic Pizzolatto, Tony Hale, Rob Riggle, Haley Joel Osment, Rob Huebel, Adam Scott, Alison Brie, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, James Van Der Beek, Paul Feig, Seth Green, Jim Rash, Kate Flannery, Rich Sommer, Eric Idle and more.


Other Titles

  • Originally known as What The....Awards