'Web Soup' to bow on June 7
E! Entertainment’s “The Soup” franchise continues to stir up spinoffs, launching an edition for sister cabler G4 beginning next month.“Web Soup,” hosted by Chris Hardwick (“Attack of the Show”), will air Sundays at 9 p.m. starting June 7. The creative team behind “The Soup” are also behind “Web Soup.” “G4 viewers are Web-obsessed, and this show brings the Internet to television in a way that’s edgy and fun,” said G4 prexy Neal Tiles. New show reps the second extension of “The Soup” line. Another Comcast sibling cabler, Versus, began airing “Sports Soup” in the fall. “Web Soup” will focus on skewering digital culture and Internet content through segments such as “The Daily Upload,” “This Week in FAIL” and “Things You Can’t Un-See.” Besides serving as “Attack of the Show’s” tech correspondent, Hardwick regularly appears at comedy festivals as part of the duo Hard ‘n Phirm. He also appeared in a Comedy Central comedy special and has performed standup alongside “The Soup” star Joel McHale. Hardwick’s credits include MTV’s “Singled Out,” as well as the morning drive show on former L.A. radio station KLYY. Exec producers include Edward Boyd, K.P. Anderson, Boyd Vico and Brad Stevens.
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