clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Joel McHale's The Soup is coming to an end

New, 9 comments

Just a few months after Joel McHale said goodbye to one show, another is being taken away.

E!'s long-running comedy program, The Soup, is finally coming to an end. The actor's run on the program lasted 12 years, but McHale also gained notoriety thanks to a starring position on the critically acclaimed sitcom Community and high-profile hosting gigs like the White House Correspondents Dinner.

The show's been on the air for 24 years, and was first hosted by Greg Kinnear in 1991. Various comedians were brought on as hosts throughout the years, including Aisha Tyler and Hal Sparks, but none lasted as long in the role as McHale.

"We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup," Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vice president of programming and development, said in a statement acquired by The Hollywood Reporter. "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."

Although it's unclear what McHale will be focusing his attention on in the future, the actor does have a recurring role in the new X-Files series, which begins in January.

The last episode of The Soup is set to air on Dec. 18 at 10 p.m. ET on E!