×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Joel McHale to Host Weekly Netflix Unscripted Series

Joel McHale is set to host a new unscripted series for Netflix, the streaming giant announced Friday.

Titled “The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale,” the Lionsgate-produced show will be a half-hour topical series that will skewer the latest events in pop culture and news from across the globe. It will feature celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and video clips from the worldwide realms of TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every corner of the internet. The 13-episode first season launches globally Feb. 18 with new episodes dropping every week.

McHale will executive produce in addition to hosting. Paul Feig, KP Anderson, Jessie Henderson, Brad Stevens, and Boyd Vico will also executive produce. The series is produced by Pygmy Wolf Productions, Free Period Productions, and Feigco Entertainment in association wit Lionsgate Television.

The series marks a return to form for McHale, who hosted the unscripted E! series “The Soup” from 2004-2015. McHale is also known for starring in the sitcom “Community” and most recently starred in the CBS sitcom “The Great Indoors.”

The announcement also continues Netflix’s push into talk show fare. The streamer previously aired the show “Chelsea,” hosted by Chelsea Handler, which recently ended after two seasons. Netflix also recently launched the David Letterman-hosted series “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.”

McHale is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham LLP. Anderson is repped by the Gersh Agency, 3 Arts Entertainment and Stone, Genow, Smelkinson, Binder & Christopher. Feig is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer Weber and Dern LLP. Henderson is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan et al. Vico and Stevens are repped by WME.

More TV

  • Joel Kinnaman Mireille Enos Esme Creed

    Amazon's 'Hanna,' New Season of 'False Flag' Lead Strong Berlinale Series Lineup

    Amazon Prime Video’s upcoming high-concept thriller “Hanna” will debut at the 2019 Berlinale Series, with its stars – Esme Creed-Miles, Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos – expected in Berlin for its premiere. Netflix also features in the lineup and will debut “Quicksand,” its first Swedish original. A roster of seven shows also includes big-ticket Sky [...]

  • China’s ‘Boonie Bears’ Reach Korea With

    China’s ‘Boonie Bears’ Reach Korea With Animated Series and Movie

    Two seasons of the hit Chinese animation series “Boonie Bears” have been licensed for release in South Korea. The deal was struck by animation studio Fantawild with content distributor Media to Media. The broker has acquired IPTV and VOD rights to “Boonie Bears: Four Seasons” and “Sunsational Summer and Snow Daze,” a total of 104 [...]

  • Mike Royce24th Annual Critics' Choice Awards,

    CBS Orders Comedy Pilot 'Story of Us' From 'One Day at a Time' Co-Creator Mike Royce

    CBS has ordered a pilot for the comedy “The Story of Us” from writer and executive producer Mike Royce. The hybrid comedy tells the story of how an unlikely couple becomes a family through interviews and vignettes spanning 10 years. In addition to Royce, Nick Stoller and Conor Welch will serve as executive producers. Sony [...]

  • 'Schitt's Creek' Stars Reveal Dream Guest

    'Schitt's Creek' Cast Reveals Dream Guest Stars: Oprah, Beyonce and ...

    “Schitt’s Creek” has big dreams. Dan Levy, who stars as David on the series, says his wish list of guest stars includes Oprah, Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Gwyneth Paltrow. “All for different reasons, none of whom we’ll get,” he cracked at the Critics’ Choice Awards. For those who haven’t caught on to the “Schitt’s Creek” [...]

  • Bob Costas Olympics Mike Tirico

    Bob Costas Officially Out at NBC After Nearly 40 Years

    Bob Costas has formally parted ways with NBC after nearly 40 years as a sportscaster for the Peacock. Costas and NBC have been negotiating an exit agreement for months. Word surfaced last summer that he was preparing to end his tenure with the network. Costas confirmed the news in an interview with the New York [...]

  • Happy

    TV Roundup: Syfy Drops First Trailer for Season 2 of 'Happy!'

    In today’s TV News Roundup, Syfy drops the first trailer for the second season of “Happy!” and Imagine Kids & Family sets a partnership with Four M Studios.  FIRST LOOKS Syfy has dropped the first trailer for season two of “Happy!” starring Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt. The new season premieres Wednesday, March 27 at 10/9c [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content