All good things must end, and after 22 seasons, the American program “The Soup” announced its departure from the small screen on 18 December, declared E! Entertainment Television, where the hit is transmitted.
The network announced on Wednesday the end of the show, which for 22 seasons has ridiculed and mocked absurd moments in the world of entertainment, delivering countless smiles and unforgettable episodes week after week.
“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup,” said E! EVP of Programming & Development Jeff Olde, in a statement on Wednesday. “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,” according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show debuted in 1991 with the name “Talk Soup” with Greg Kinnear as the host until he left the screens in 1995. There were several riders after him, until 2004, when the show made a change of image and was relaunched as “The Soup” with Joel McHale as the presenter, who lasted 12 years on the air as host of the program.
The Soup host Joel McHale declared that despite he loved doing “The Soup” for all these years, he is excited to be able now to focus on his acting career.
Until December 18, new episodes will air in the US on Friday nights with McHale showing the most memorable moments of its 22-year history.
Source: Entertainment Weekly