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E! Cancels The Soup

When will the final episode air?

Liz Raftery

The Soup will end its 24-year run on E! next month, the network announced Wednesday.

Joel McHale, who took over hosting duties in 2004, will helm the clip show's final episode, which is scheduled to air on Dec. 18 at 10/9c. In the weeks leading up to the finale, McHale will revisit some of the series' most memorable moments.

"We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup," Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vice president of programming and development, said in a statement. "[The show] has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team's fearless wit and clever approach week after week. Joel took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed."

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Talk Soup premiered in 1991, hosted by Greg Kinnear. Subsequent hosts included John Henson, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler.

The cancellation comes after years of McHale branching out into other ventures, including his starring role on Community, as well as hosting the ESPYs and the White House Correspondents Dinner. He's also scheduled to appear on Fox's revival of The X-Files this winter.

Last year, The Soup received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program.

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