The departure of Chelsea Handler and Joan Rivers' death made E! a lonely place for comedy, especially since it didn't want to pay comedy writers for reruns. McHale says E! "stopped repeating the show because it was costing money. We went from like 18 reruns to zero." It was Paul Feig who championed the idea of reviving The Soup at Netflix under a slightly different format and a new name. ALSO: Behind the scenes of a Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale taping.
TOPICS: The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, E!, Netflix, The Soup, Joel McHale, Paul Feig