The Soup Investigates

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The Soup Investigates
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Genre Infotainment
Presented by Joel McHale
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 7
Running time 22 minutes
Original network E!
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release June 19 (2013-06-19) – November 6, 2013 (2013-11-06)
Related shows The Soup

The Soup Investigates is a comedic news television series on E!. It is a spin-off of The Soup. While The Soup reports and makes fun of news events during the previous week, its spinoff follows a group of newspeople who inquire around for news stories that are potentially humorous. Like its parent, The Soup Investigates is hosted by Joel McHale.[1]

The series' pilot episode, featuring comedians Michael Kosta, Sarah Tiana, and Eli Olsberg, aired on June 19, 2013.[1]


On April 22, 2013, E! announced that it was developing the series.[2] It was announced on August 21, 2013, that E! had ordered a six-episode first season—which premiered on October 2, 2013.[3]


The Soup Investigates premiered to a 0.3 rating in the Adults 18-49 demographic and 0.61 million viewers.[4]

International broadcast[edit]

The series premiered on E! Australia on November 3, 2013.[5] Later it was shown on E! Israel


  1. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (June 14, 2013). "'The Soup Investigates' Starring Joel McHale to Premiere Wednesday, June 19 on E!". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Tribune Digital Ventures. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 22, 2013). "E! Orders WWE Divas, Jessie James & Eric Decker Reality Series, Ross Mathews Talk Show, Will Develop 'The Soup' Spinoff". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Abramovitch, Seth (August 21, 2013). "E! Orders Spinoff 'The Soup Investigates' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 31, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Wednesday's Cable Ratings: "Futurama" Tops Demos in Return, "Royal Pains" Leads Viewers". The Futon Critic. Futon Media. June 20, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  5. ^ Knox, David (October 22, 2013). "Airdate: The Soup Investigates". TV Tonight. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 

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