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Joel McHale Extends E! ‘Soup’ Contract Through 2016

Host’s production company, Free Period Productions, also re-ups development deal for two more years

Up next on “The Soup,” more Joel McHale!

The host and his production company Free Period Productions have re-upped with E! Entertainment through 2016. Under the terms of the deal, McHale will give E! first look rights to ideas for non-scripted series.

“The Soup” has been on E! for more than a decade.

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“Whether he is entertaining the audience with the best worst of the week or offering up a fresh hit of pop culture on the production development front, McHale is a valued fixture at the network for both his industry know-how and comic relief,” said Jeff Olde, executive vice president, Original Programming and Development, E!. “On behalf of the network and fans of ‘The Soup,’ we can’t help but smile as we look forward to more years of comedy with McHale.'”

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“I’m thrilled to be working at E! for two more years hosting ‘The Soup,'” added McHale. “Although I narrowly beat Mitt Romney out for the job in a number of states, I’m confident that I can keep up the same quality of humorous observation of shows like “Naked Dating” and “Bad Girls Club Season 12 Reunion Part 2” that the American people age 18-49 have come to expect and deserve. Thank you E!, Comcast Universal, and the entire Dallas Maverick organization.”

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McHale is repped by WME and Ziffren Brittenham. “The Soup” is also produced by Wilshire Studios.

“The Soup” airs at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Wednesday nights on E!

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