LESS SALT, MORE FLAVOUR! E!’S THE SOUP PREMIERES FEBRUARY 12 AT 10 P.M. ET

Toronto — January 9, 2020

The Network Serves Up a Fresh Take on the Celebrated Franchise with Host Jade Catta-Preta

TORONTO (January 9, 2020)– The Soup is heating up at E! as the iconic comedy franchise returns with new host, comedian and actress Jade Catta-Preta. The weekly half-hour pop culture commentary series premieres Wednesday Feb. 12  at 10p.m. ET. The Soup will feature Catta-Preta’s unfiltered take on the buzziest clips of the week across entertainment and social media. Through clip highlights and recurring segments, the series 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 everything in between. In the latest iteration of the legendary E! franchise, “souper” fan Catta-Preta will keep viewers up-to-date on pop culture highlights through her sharp observations and hilarious point-of-view. “I am excited beyond words for ‘The Soup!’ It's a total dream to host a show I've always been a fan of.” said Catta-Preta. “Only one more thing on my bucket list... become the 6th Spice Girl... Gazpacho Spice. Fingers crossed.” Jade Catta-Preta is a Brazilian-born comic and actress working in Los Angeles, New York and Brazil. She performs at comedy clubs all over the country both in English and Portuguese. Her credits include MTV’s Girl Code and Punk’d, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and guest roles on Modern Family and The Jim Gaffigan Show. Premiering in 1991 as Talk Soup, the show launched the careers of hosts Greg Kinnear (Talk Soup host 1991–1995), John Henson (Talk Soup host 1995–1999), Hal Sparks (Talk Soup host 1999–2000) and Aisha Tyler (Talk Soup host 2001–2002). Re-launched as The Soup in 2004 with host Joel McHale, the series solidified its place in pop culture as a take-no-prisoners comedy series with a total of 3329 episodes to date. The Soup is produced by Mission Control Media with Sue Murphy, Dwight D. Smith and Michael Agbabian serving as Executive Producers.

About E!

E! is television’s top global destination for all things pop culture. E! content is available anytime and anywhere, including eonline.ca, @EOnlineCanada, and Facebook. The pulse of pop culture, E! features a variety of programming including hit reality series KEEPING UP WITH KARDASHIANS and BOTCHED, fascinating profiles of the world’s biggest stars, up-to-the-minute entertainment news, and the best live red carpet coverage from Canada and around the world. E! comes from Bell Media, home of CTV, Canada’s most-watched network.

About NBCUniversal International Networks

NBCUniversal International Networks is one of the world’s premier entertainment portfolios, delivering quality content and compelling brands to over 160 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. The channel brands in the portfolio include UNIVERSAL TV, SYFY, E! Entertainment Television, 13TH STREET, DIVA, Studio Universal, Telemundo, Bravo, DreamWorks and Golf Channel. These unique brands deliver a full range of entertainment experiences to local audiences across the globe. Further, NBCUniversal News Group, one of the most influential and respected portfolios of on-air and digital news properties in the world, operates CNBC and NBC News internationally.

NBCUniversal International Networks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks, and a suite of leading internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About Mission Control Media

Named repeatedly by RealScreen as one of the top non-scripted production companies in the world, Mission Control Media was formed by veteran television producers Michael Agbabian and Dwight D. Smith in 2008 with an eye on producing premium content.  Mission Control shows have garnered widespread acclaim while earning a multitude of awards.  Signature series include Face Off, the long running Critics Choice Award-winning competition show about special effects make-up for Syfy, as well as the hit NBC game show Hollywood Game Night.  In addition to winning 2 Emmys and multiple WGA Awards, Hollywood Game Night has also been commissioned in well over 20 international territories. Mission Control is currently has projects with most of the broadcast networks, a variety of cable outlets and a growing number of premium streaming services in various genres of programming.

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