TV Quick Hits: ‘The Soup’ ending; One Direction heads to ‘Rockin’ Eve’; Chelsea Handler documentary

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“The Soup” ending – We start today in our TV Quick Hits with the surprising news that the long-running clip comedy show, currently hosting by Joel McHale, is going to be coming to an end at the end of the year. We’re not that surprised given that there are so many other mediums out there for bite-sized pieces of comedy content, but it’s still sad. Plus, there aren’t too much other things on E! that really make us laugh anymore.

In a statement, executive vice-president of programming and development Jeff Olde said the following:

“We are incredibly proud of the long-running success of The Soup … The Soup has delivered countless laughs and unforgettable episodes, and we are grateful to the talented team’s fearless wit and clever approach week after week. [Longtime host] Joel [McHale] took the show to new heights for more than a decade, and his irreverent humor and unique brand of comedy as captured so perfectly on The Soup will be missed.”

As for some other news…

One Direction heads to “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” – While Carrie Underwood will serve as the headliner for the New York portion of the show in Times Square, the band announced in a statement that for the second time, they will perform at the Billboard Hollywood Party (which will likely be pre-taped for the show):

“It’s been an incredible year for us and we can’t wait to ring in the New Year with all our fans on New Year’s Rockin’ Eve. It’s an honor to be back at the Billboard Hollywood Party for our second year.”

Chelsea Handler’s new documentary – While you wait for Handler’s new talk show, she announces in the video below that there is a four-part documentary special entitled “Chelsea Does” coming in January, where she takes on a variety of different subjects. Sound fun?

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