Four years later, E! is bringing back its pop culture hit
E! is cooking up new episodes of The Soup. Four years ago, then host Joel McHale did his final sign off for the pop culture show. The show ran for 22 years with a total of 3329 episodes. In addition to Hale, the series was also hosted by Greg Kinnear (1991-1995), John Henson (1995-1999), Hal Sparks (1999-2000) and Aisha Tyler (2001-2002). Hale was with the show from 2004 through its cancellation in 2015.
However, E! just announced it would be relaunching its fan-favorite series, this time hosted by Jade Catta-Preta.
A Flashdance-inspired promo for the revived series dropped on Sunday during the People's Choice Awards. It was later tweeted out by new host Catta-Preta with the following message: "Many many years in the making. Blood, sweat, tears and hours of reality tv. So excited to finally share that I'm the new host of @thesouptv!! Coming to E! early next year! #TheSoup" You can see the tweet and watch the promo below.
In a statement released by Oxygen's Executive VP of Production and Development Rod Aissa, "We're excited to bring this beloved franchise back to the network, with a new take on an old favorite. Jade's quick wit and keen observations will provide a much-needed voice in today's pop culture landscape delivered in a way that only The Soup can."
The new version of The Soup will still cover viral videos, top reality television moments and other popular segments but is described as "reimagined" and "supercharged."
There has been no official word on if favorite segments from The Soup will return for the reboot. Of their many regular features, some of their best included "Chat Stew," "Chicks, Man," "Reality Show Clip Time!," "Let's Take Some Time E!" and the show's classic ender, "Clip of the Week."
Catta-Preta is Brazilian-born and performs comedy in both English and Portuguese. She's made appearances on Punk'd, @Midnight, Modern Family, The Jim Gaffigan Show and Girl Code. She has upcoming tour dates in December 2019 and April 2020. More information on those shows as well as ticketing information can be found on her official website.
The Soup's new official Twitter also took to the Internet last night to break the news and announce Jade as its new host. The page currently only has 56 followers but expect a massive rise in that number.