TVLine Items: Joel McHale Re-Ups With The Soup, Breaking Bad Guy Enters Asylum and More!

Joel McHale The SoupJoel McHale has cooked up at least two more seasons with The Soup, TVLine has confirmed.

As part of the Community star’s new mega-deal to stick with the long-running series, he will also develop non-scripted projects for E! through his just-launched production company, Free Period Productions. (The Hollywood Reporter first reported McHale’s contract news.)

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The Soup is currently in its ninth year and will launch Season 10 — with McHale as host — in January.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Breaking Bad alum Mark Margolis has nabbed a top-secret recurring role in American Horror Story‘s second chapter, subtitled Asylum, reports. The FX spookfest premieres Oct. 17.

• The CW is debuting its new fall dramedy Emily Owens M.D. ahead of its scheduled Oct. 16 launch. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, the series’ pilot will be available for two weeks on several platforms, including The CW’s official website, Facebook, Twitter, iTunes, YouTube and the network’s various apps.

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Wizards of Waverly Place is coming back to Disney Channel with a new one-hour event, set to bow in early 2013. Selena Gomez will executive-produce and star in the special, along with her returning co-stars Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, Maria Canals-Barrera, David DeLuise and Gregg Sulkin.

• AMC has renewed Small Town Security for a second season, to premiere in 2013.

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  1. adam says:

    Yay! Wizards Of Waverly Place Plus Selena Gomez ;)

  2. Joel says:

    Is David Henrie not coming back for the Wizards Hour?

  3. Sarah says:

    Yay! More Soup!
    Chicken Tetrazzini

  4. KND says:

    Joel McHale and The Soup….magic!

  5. Britta Unfiltered says:

    That’s good news, if McHale ever quit The Soup, I’d be forced to drop down to a cheaper cable package, as him being on that show is the only reason I want to keep e!

  6. Holly says:

    The Soup (and Talk Soup as it was once called) has had great hosts over the years. I seem to recall Jon Stewart as the host before The Daily Show was born, followed by Greg Kinnear. Joel McHale is great on the show.

    • kates2424 says:

      I don’t think Jon Stewart ever hosted Talk Soup or The Soup. You may be thinking of Hal Sparks or Greg Kinnear?

      • St. Nick says:

        I remember Jon Stewart hosting Talk Soup, seems like it was shortly before TDS Indecision 2000. Greg Kinnear replaced him on Talk Soup. Jon Stewart may have been a filler between hosts but I remember him on TS. I used to watch it religiously.

        • Dina says:

          I think you may be confusing Talk Soup and TDS. Jon Stewart replaced someone on TDS but I’ve forgotten who. If he was ever on Talk Soup it would have been after Greg Kinnear who left in the mid-90’s.

          • Angela says:

            Yeah, I have no memory of Jon hosting “Talk Soup”, either. If he did it must’ve been very briefly (and I would’ve loved to see that).
            Anywho, very happy to hear Joel will still be snarking away on “The Soup” :D. Given how crazy TV keeps getting (Kato Kaelin has a talk show now? What the f…? Who the hell greenlighted that?), he’ll certainly have no shortage of things to continue poking fun at.

  7. wi says:

    More Joel, and more super delicious Soup!
    Also would be hilarious if Joel produced non-scripted tv for E!, and then mocked his own show on the Soup. I’d watch Mankini in something!