Joel McHale to Front Weekly Topical Series on Netflix

Friday, 19 Jan, 2018

The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale will be a 30 minute topical series, promising to "skewer the latest events in pop culture and news from across the globe". It sounds like it'll be reminiscent of McHale's 12 seasons as the host of The Soup mixed with Tosh.0, The Daily Show, and whatever might be rattling around McHale's head at the moment.

Just like The Soup, we expect The Joel McHale Show to provide satirical takes on the week's top trending topics. According to THR's report, Netflix's current plan for the series is to tape episodes every Thursday in Los Angeles then release them on Sundays. In addition to McHale and Feig, EP's include KP Anderson, Jessie Henderson, Brad Stevens, and Boyd Vico. The series is produced by Pygmy Wolf Productions, Free Period Productions, and Feigco Entertainment in association wit Lionsgate Television.

Joel McHale is getting back to talking! Afterwards, he fielded a recurring role on Fox's revived The X-Files (which he reprises this season, ) and subsequently starred in CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, which was cancelled in 2017 after one 22-episode season.

For McHale, who was the longest-serving host of E!'s longtime clip show staple - launched in 1991 as Talk Soup - as the face of relaunch The Soup from 2004-2015, this endeavor marks a return to hosting form. Prior to that, he did stints on series including Politically Incorrect, Last Comic Standing, The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show and Mohr Sports.

The actor tweeted a video of him giving a "first look" at the set.