ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

It's a sad day in Los Angeles after news broke that E! will be taking down The Soup's iconic green screen and saying a farewell to the show. For over 12 years, comedian Joel McHale has been on the heartbeat of entertainment and hilariously poked fun at the Hollywood elite.

The show first aired in 1991, then titled Talk Soup, with emcees Greg Kinnear, John Henson, Hal Sparks, and Aisha Tyler, before going off the air in 2002. The series was then revamped in 2004 and rebranded as The Soup, with McHale as the host and executive producer.

McHale made the following statement regarding the cancellation of The Soup and, always a classy man, thanked one special person who made his success possible: Kim Kardashian's ass.

"I loved doing The Soup for all of these years (86 to be exact) but am excited to solely focus on my acting career now. Thanks to all who watched and thanks to Kim Kardashian's ass for all that it's done for me and my family."

We'll certainly miss you lighting up our Friday nights.

The final episode of 'The Soup' will air on December 18 at 10pm.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)


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