Comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta will succeed Joel McHale as host of a "reimagined" and "supercharged" revival of The Soup in early 2020. E! announced the news via a promo. McHale hosted The Soup from July 2004 until its cancelation in December 2015. The Brazilian-born Catta-Pretta is known for her standup comedy. She has also had brief roles on Californication, The Office and Future Man. “We’re excited to bring this beloved franchise back to the network, with a new take on an old favorite,” said Rod Aissa, executive vice president of production and development, Oxygen and production, E! “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 Soup franchise has a long history at E!, premiering as Talk Soup in 1991 with host Greg Kinnear. Talk Soup aired through 2002 with John Henson, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler as Kinnear's successors. McHale launched his updated spinoff The Soup in 2004. Catta-Preta tweeted of the news: "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!!"