If there’s a snarky person in front of a green screen making fun of popular shows, celebrities, and popular culture, you know you’re watching The Soup. For what seemed like an eternity, the show was presented by Joel McHale. After leaving the airwaves for almost five years, it’s finally back with a new host in Jade Catta-Prietta.
Luckily, not much else has changed. The show still offers a week’s worth of snark in one go, with a host taking down the big wigs in the world of pop culture whether they be big shot celebs or reality show dumb-dumbs.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Soup.
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What is The Soup?
The Soup originally ran from 2004-2015 with host Joel McHale. It was a retooling of the popular show Talk Soup, which ran from 1991-2002, and was hosted by Greg Kinnear, John Henson, Hal Sparks, and Aisha Tyler. The show returned with its Season 13 premiere in February of 2020 but went on hiatus in mid-March.
- Launched: July 2004
- Airtime: Season 13 continues Wednesday, July 8 at 11 pm EST.
- Channel: E!
- Genre: Comedy/Recap Show
- Starring: Presented by Jade Catta-Prietta
- Seasons: 13
- Status: Pending
The Soup Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- “Instead, Catta-Preta has no problem doing things like impressions of a Bachelor contestant who will be reality-show-famous for about five minutes. She’s also nudging the audience at home and saying, “We know this stuff is the phoniest stuff, but isn’t it fun to watch?” That’s a way to go, of course, but when the clips are funnier than the set-ups and post-clip jokes, that’s a problem. We don’t want to tune into The Soup for lame jokes about the host’s dating life or jokes with butter-knife edges. The show is about funny clips and the even funnier host. Let’s hope that Catta-Preta and the show’s writers find the sweet spot that makes her comments as or more funny than the clips while keeping her desire to be less “salty” than previous hosts.” –Joel Keller, Decider
How to stream The Soup
E! is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
The Soup on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy, and of course E!, where you can stream hits like The Soup and Total Divas.
|Hulu Live TV||$64.99|
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The Soup on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 181 FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel coming on board in 2020, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch The Soup, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Standard level.
|Family with Showtime||$74.99 ($69.99 for first 3 mos.)|
The Soup on Sling TV
If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package. To gain access to E!, you’ll either need Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue. Sling also has a number of add-ons, including robust international packages organized by languages all over the globe.
|Orange + Blue||$50|
The Soup on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for E!, get in at the AT&T TV Now Plus tier to stream it.
The Soup on YouTube TV
The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.
If you’re looking for The Soup, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.