E!, the channel for all things Kardashian and celebrity news, has canceled its beloved cult favorite show, "The Soup." According to The Hollywood Reporter, host Joel McHale will film his last episode Dec. 18 after twelve long years with the network.
"We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of 'The Soup.' [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," said Jeff Olde, E!'s executive vice president of programming and development, in a statement to THR.
"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.”
Though there were other hosts before McHale's tenure -- back then, it was known as "Talk Soup" -- it's true that he did take the show to another level. To prove how much we will feel his absence, here are all of the things we'll miss about Joel and "The Soup."
1. Joel McHale poking fun at the Kardashian klan.
Watching Joel make fun of the Kardashians was like watching someone bite the hand that feeds them, over and over again. McHale made no secret of his dislike of the family, despite the fact that they probably helped pay his salary.
2. Chat Stew.
Waiting for "Chat Stew" to come on was like waiting for "Double Jeopardy!" You know the sound that the bit makes when it pops up, and (face it) you can't wait to say "So meeeeaty" in that voice you know all too well.
3. Joel's ability to say everything with his eyes.
3. Reality Show Clip Time!
No one knows how to mimic/make fun of/take down "Dance Moms," "Naked and Afraid" or "I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant" like Joel and the team.
4. Just seeing a clip and giggling with anticipation at what Joel will say.
Is it fun to see Joel demolish a dumb statement someone said? Hell yes.
5. All of the fun he had with his celebrity guests.
Maybe "fun" is the wrong word here.
6. Lou the Chihuahua
An integral part of the show. Best of luck in your job search, Lou.
7. Having a dependable Friday-night friend.
Staying in on a Friday night? Don't want to commit to watching a two-hour movie? Have no fear, your snarky TV bestie Joel is here to skewer your favorite TV shows and point out some reality show clips you might've missed. WHAT WILL WE DO WITHOUT YOU, JOEL?!
8. The writing staff.
May you never have to watch that many reality shows again, ever.
Just for kicks, enjoy the Kardashian slideshow below and think, "What would Joel say?"
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