The Soup Investigates

2013, TV Show

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Wednesday Playlist: Not So Fun Night, Ironside Premiere; Ovation's Starry Young Doctor

After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.

The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 11/6/2013

Season 1, Episode 7
Drop your pants, turn your head and cough out the truth, America. Who's your favorite TV doctor--Dr. Oz or Dr. Phil? Watch as Christine Lakin sits down with six panelists to find out. Then, we investigate the widespread nerdification of hot babes and why Hollywood is pumping purposefully dumb sci-fi movies like "Sharknado." And, finally, we celebrate the Oscars' obsession with depressing movies with our new awards, "The Saddies."

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 10/30/2013

Season 1, Episode 6
If Twitter is any indication, then "The Soup Investigates" has identified the most fearsome sleeper cell operating in the world today. Yes, correspondent Julian McCullough goes deep behind enemy lines to capture and interrogate suspected One Direction Army agents. Is there anything preventing the boy band's legions from a complete takeover? Next, the "Real Housewives" epidemic invades another community. Watch as Christine Lakin heralds the arrival of reality television to a quiet hamlet in Middle America. And finally, who's the nation's most beloved female celebrity? Is it Paula Deen--or perhaps someone who isn't a virulent racist? You'll have to tune in to find out!

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 10/23/2013

Season 1, Episode 5
Are you still trying to figure out what you're going to be for Halloween? Do you ladies feel massive societal pressure to wear something that hardly figures as clothes? "The Soup Investigates" knows your pain. We delve into The Great Sluttening of Halloween. Next, we force our cameramen to turn their lenses off of themselves for long enough to film our daring expose on the phenomenon of the selfie. Bresha Webb grabs her smartphone and sniffs out the story. Plus, stick around as we focus on the thrill-a-minute industry of online duck caller sales and the men of "Duck Dynasty." Does something nefarious lurk behind those dashing beards? And finally, Joel McHale steps into the limelight to tackle the ever-growing market for celebrity stunt diets. Find out how you can hurt yourself the most while losing the least weight--the celebrity way!

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Paid | iTunes Aired: 10/16/2013

Season 1, Episode 4
Spoiler alert! Would it ruin your day if we wrote what happened in this entire episode right here in the summary? Well, that's how many New Yorkers felt when Joel McHale's reporter Michael Kosta hit the streets to tell unsuspecting television viewers exactly how their favorite shows ended or how their favorite protaganists bit the dust. Plus, it's a duel between Mario Lopez and Billy Bush for the world's next greatest news man!

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Wednesday Playlist: Not So Fun Night, Ironside Premiere; Ovation's Starry Young Doctor

After her breakthrough performances in Bridesmaids and Pitch Perfect, no one would question why Rebel Wilson has become a sought-after star, or why ABC would want to build a show around her ample and fearlessly outrageous talents. But Super Fun Night hasn't been much of a joyride so far.

The original pilot, which has been replaced by another episode for its official premiere (9:31/8:31c), elicited this reaction from me in the Fall Preview issue: "The grotesque extremes to which Wilson stoops to get laughs in this frenetic vehicle have a whiff of desperation. It might also be more fun if she used her authentic Aussie accent." The objection stands about her Americanized speech (her choice), and while the new opener is a little less degrading — instead of exposing her body on a city street with flashing lights on her underwear, a new gag involves an office elevator door shredding her dress, revealing her Spanx at work — it's not much funnier.

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The Wednesday Playlist: Futurama's Final Season, Cleveland Goes Live

"We need less adventures, not more adventures." We the longtime fans of Futurama would disagree with Cyclopean Leela's assessment as the delightfully berserk outer-space toon begins its final run on Comedy Central (Wednesday, 10/9), which revived the show long after Fox dropped it. read more

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Premiered: June 19, 2013, on E!
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Host Joel McHale and a team of investigative reporters tackle questions related to pop culture in this spin off of 'The Soup.'

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