Joel McHale, hosting The Soup. via

As the old year breathed its last in the dark days around the December solstice, so also died The Soup which, if you count the decade or so of its previous incarnation as Talk Soup on the E! cable network, had for nearly a quarter of a century made fun of television talk shows and the sort of TV to which some wag had already attached the clearly ironic epithet “reality.” Ultimately, what killed The Soup was the same malaise that sooner or later infects nearly all pop-cultural attempts at satire in our times. It became ...