Certainly not TV’s finest show, but it was the only way I knew about half the crap on TV these days. Not sure I would have any cultural reference point for Kardashians or most other reality shows these days without the Soup with Joel Mchale.
I watched the John Henson one for a long time back in the day as well. Soup Canceled
It’s one of like three shows I actually DVR. (The other two being Big Bang Theory and Modern Family.) This really sucks. How else am I supposed to keep on top of pop culture? Really, it’s my main vector for pop culture knowledge.
On one hand I’m disappointed. I’ve watched the show for years and it’s made me laugh more than most scripted TV and movie comedies. On the other hand, it hasn’t seemed as good in recent years. I’m not sure if it’s the shows they cover that I have no interest in or if McHale is bored and just collecting a paycheck. Moving it around on the schedule didn’t help. I never could get used to it being on Wednesday.
I’m disappointed. It’s very funny and, like others here, the only exposure I have to people like the Kardashians. I admit that I disliked the recent episodes focused on Nascar or the reunion special from a couple of weeks ago. Both were boring. But in general, the show is great.
Yeah, it’s surprising that they would cancel it. Even if Joel wasn’t as in to it anymore, I wouldn’t think it would be too difficult to find another comedian who could host. I’m guessing the channel is doing some sort of rebranding and The Soup doesn’t quite fit with their newer brand, but I’m having a hard time finding out anything, since searching for E! Network is difficult.
This is my thought exactly. That show’s gotta be cheap as dirt to produce and I’m sure it still brings decent enough ratings for the E! network. And really, it’s a great premise. All the highlights (and lowlights) of crappy reality TV and talk shows without having to actually watch reality TV or talk shows!