LESS SALT, MORE FLAVOR! E!’S “THE SOUP” PREMIERES WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12 AT 10PM ET/PT
The Network Serves Up a Fresh Take on the Celebrated Franchise with Host Jade Catta-Preta
Los Angeles, CA – January 9, 2020 – “The Soup” is heating up at E! as the iconic comedy franchise returns with new host, comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta. The weekly half-hour pop culture commentary series premieres Wednesday, February 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
“The Soup” will feature Catta-Preta’s unfiltered take on the buzziest clips of the week across entertainment and social media. Through clip highlights and recurring segments, the series will cover hilarious moments across TV and entertainment, including the latest competition series, daytime and late night talk shows, reality favorites like “The Real Housewives” and “The Bachelor,” award shows, popular scripted series, sports programming, and everything in between. In the latest iteration of the legendary E! franchise, “souper” fan Catta-Preta will keep viewers up-to-date on pop culture highlights through her sharp observations and hilarious point-of-view.
“I am excited beyond words for ‘The Soup!’ It's a total dream to host a show I've always been a fan of.” said Catta-Preta. “Only one more thing on my bucket list... become the 6th Spice Girl... Gazpacho Spice. Fingers crossed.”
Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian-born comic and actress working in Los Angeles, New York and Brazil. She performs at comedy clubs all over the country both in English and Portuguese. Her credits include MTV’s Girl Code and Punk’d, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and guest roles on Modern Family and The Jim Gaffigan Show.
Premiering in 1991 as “Talk Soup,” the show launched the careers of hosts Greg Kinnear (“Talk Soup” host 1991–1995), John Henson (“Talk Soup” host 1995–1999), Hal Sparks (“Talk Soup” host 1999–2000) and Aisha Tyler (“Talk Soup” host 2001–2002). Re-launched as “The Soup” in 2004 with host Joel McHale, the series solidified its place in pop culture as a take-no-prisoners comedy series with a total of 3329 episodes to date.
“The Soup” is produced by Mission Control Media with Sue Murphy, Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serving as Executive Producers.
About E! Entertainment:
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," “Very Cavallari,” “Total Bellas,” "Botched,” and “E! True Hollywood Story,” topical series “Nightly Pop,” new series “Meet the Frasers” and the return of the “The Soup.” “E! News” is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand’s robust programming slate includes two New York based morning shows “E! News” and “Pop of the Morning,” along with “In the Room” and “Daily Pop,” and digital shows: “E! News’ The Rundown,” “Face Forward” and “What The Fashion" on Snapchat. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and E! is also home to the “E! People’s Choice Awards,” the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.
About Mission Control Media:
Named repeatedly by RealScreen as one of the top non-scripted production companies in the world, Mission Control Media was formed by veteran television producers Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith in 2008 with an eye on producing premium content. Mission Control shows have garnered widespread acclaim while earning a multitude of awards. Signature series include Face Off, the long running Critics Choice Award-winning competition show about special effects make-up for Syfy, as well as the hit NBC game show Hollywood Game Night. In addition to winning 2 Emmys and multiple WGA Awards, Hollywood Game Night has also been commissioned in well over 20 international territories. Mission Control is currently has projects with most of the broadcast networks, a variety of cable outlets and a growing number of premium streaming services in various genres of programming.