TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

The Soup

The Soup

  • Premiered: 
    July 1, 2004
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: E!
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Clip
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Talk Soup 
  • Subject Matter: Comedy
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
  • Click icon to watch or own full episodes
    Season 3

Plot Synopsis

Hosts Jade Catta-Preta (2020) and Joel McHale (2004-2015) serve up a wickedly funny, fast-paced smorgasbord of the most titillating -- and tasteless -- pop culture moments. From reality TV, to social media, viral trends and streaming sensations, it's everything viewers can't miss for the week.

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, Joel 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.

After a four-year break, THE SOUP returned for a new season on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT on E! with a new host: comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta. This new season of THE SOUP features Catta-Preta's unfiltered take on the buzziest clips of the week across entertainment and social media. Through clip highlights and recurring segments, the series will cover hilarious moments across TV and entertainment, including the latest competition series, daytime and late night talk shows, reality favorites like THE REAL HOUSEWIVES and THE BACHELOR, award shows, popular scripted series, sports programming, and everything in between. "I am excited beyond words for THE SOUP! It's a total dream to host a show I've always been a fan of." said Catta-Preta. "Only one more thing on my bucket list... become the 6th Spice Girl... Gazpacho Spice. Fingers crossed."
THE SOUP returned for its summer premiere on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 11pm ET/PT on E!. Each week, Jade continues to recap the most hilarious pop culture and TV moments. THE SOUP is also adding new correspondents and experts who report on their favorite shows and obsessions


Other Titles

  • Originally known as What The....Awards