It is the end of an era for fans of E!’s longest running series The Soup. It was announced today that the series will be ending on December 18th, after 22-years on the network.
In a statement, E! said, “We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,”said Jeff Olde, EVP of programming and 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 [McHale] 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 series debuted as Talk Soup, famously jumpstarting the career of Greg Kinnear (1991–95), with the reigns being taken over by John Henson (1995–99), followed by Hal Sparks (1999–2000) and finally with Aisha Tyler (2001–02). The show took a two year hiatus and was rebooted as The Soup with Joel McHale.