Where Are the Former ‘Soup’ Hosts Now? (PHOTOS)

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The Soup Hosts Where Are They Now
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Soup Hosts, Greg Kinnear
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Greg Kinnear (1991–1995)

Two years after Kinnear left Talk Soup, he earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe nod for his supporting role in As Good As It Gets. Since then, he starred in You’ve Got Mail, Nurse Betty, Little Miss Sunshine and Stuck in Love on the big screen and guest-starred on Friends, House of Cards, and Modern Family on TV.

Soup Hosts, John Henson
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John Henson (1995–1999)

In the years since his Soup stint, Henson has continued his stand-up comedy career and hosted TV specials such as The Funniest Commercials of the Year and Halloween Baking Challenge. He’s best known, however, as a co-host and producer of the ABC obstacle course reality show Wipeout.

Soup Hosts, Hal Sparks
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Hal Sparks (1999–2000)

Sparks starred as Michael Novotny in the Showtime drama Queer as Folk, played Zoltan in Dude, Where’s My Car?, produced the comedy DVD Escape from Halcatraz, commentated on VH1’s I Love the… decade retrospectives … and, in 2010, performed lifesaving CPR on a fellow passenger at LAX.

Soup Hosts, Aisha Tyler
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Aisha Tyler (2001–2002)

Tyler seems like one of the hardest-working people in showbiz, voicing Lana Kane since Archer’s start, starring in four seasons of Criminal Minds, co-hosting six seasons of The Talk, and hosting the reboot of Whose Line Is It Anyway. She’s also voicing a character in the upcoming Disney+ Monsters Inc. spin-off series Monsters at Work.

Soup Hosts, Joel McHale
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Joel McHale (2004–2015)

Aside from his 11-year tenure as host of The Soup, McHale is best known for playing Jeff Winger in the NBC/Yahoo! comedy Community. He also starred in the CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, guest-starred in The X-Files, hosted The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale, and joined The Masked Singer as a guest panelist. Next, you’ll see him as Sylvester Pemberton/Starman in the DC Universe drama Stargirl.

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E! is giving us another serving of The Soup, bringing the pop culture clip show back more than four years after it went off the air, with comedian Jade Catta-Preta as the new host.

“We’re excited to bring this beloved franchise back to the network, with a new take on an old favorite,” E! production EVP Rod Aissa said in a statement in November. “Jade’s quick wit and keen observations will provide a much-needed voice in today’s pop culture landscape delivered in a way that only The Soup can.”

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Take one hilarious host, add a crackerjack writing team, lots of funny clips, and some game celebrity guests. Serve up a hearty bowl of comedy.

First launched as Talk Soup in 1991, the franchise has checked many a Hollywood ego over the past three decades, and the new version — which premieres on Wednesday, February 12 — 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 more,” per Deadline.

Ahead of the reboot’s debut, flip through the slides above to see what the previous hosts of Talk Soup and The Soup have been up to in recent years.

The Soup, Series Return, Wednesday, February 12, 10/9c, E!