The Soup Investigates First Look: E!'s New Spin-Off Series Takes on The Bachelor

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E! is serving up a bonus helping of The Soup this Wednesday (10:30/9:30c) with The Soup Investigates, a spin-off of the long-running satirical comedy — and we’ve got a first look at the offshoot.

Hosted by the mothership series’ leading man Joel McHale, Investigates is a spoof of the investigative TV genre. The show features a team of “reporters” delving into “pop culture mysteries, celebrity rumors and the shocking questions that entertainment fans never thought to ask… and probably shouldn’t have.”

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Press PLAY below for a glimpse at a Bachelor-themed segment, titled “The Journey of the Rose,” in which correspondent Michael Kosta sits down with host Chris Harrison and delves deep into the origins of that coveted flower.

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Comments (12)

  • They don’t really need the laugh track for something like this…It makes it all the more awkward…Not sure how I feel about the spin-off..

    Comment by Josh – June 19, 2013 11:18 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • The Soup Investigates actually tapes in front of a live audience, just like The Soup. — Megan Masters

      Comment by Megan Masters – June 19, 2013 11:28 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Really? I always thought that the “audience” was just the crew…I never knew there was an actual audience. Oh wow. Damn Joel McHale

        Comment by Josh – June 19, 2013 04:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Josh, dude, get off the iPad/Smartphone/XBox/PS3 and get outside. If you can’t tell the difference between live, human laughter and a laugh track, you may be in need of some help.

      Comment by Bob – June 19, 2013 12:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Some people use the term “laugh track” interchangeably to describe laughter on a comedy show. It’s not necessarily proper usage but it is technically correct as it is a track of laughter whether its recorded live or not. Either way, it ruins any “jokes” I heard in that clip.

        Comment by dude – June 19, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • Yeah I thought it was both “tracked” and crew laughter(I always thought the crew was the audience). Most times there is a studio audience, there is also a laugh track that gets added in post.

          But yeah I sure do love Bob telling me to get a life…Hopefully I can get his life and overreact like a sociopath over minor things.

          Comment by Josh – June 19, 2013 04:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hey, isn’t that the guy from Community?

    Comment by Bob – June 19, 2013 12:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Exactly under which rock have you been living under?

      Comment by dude – June 19, 2013 01:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • What happened to his skinny ties. He always cleans up good.

    Comment by John – June 19, 2013 12:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I always enjoy The Soup, but The Soup Investigates sucked. I didn’t crack a smile once and I only watched the entire episode b/c I just KNEW it had to get better. I was wrong. Don’t waste your time.

    Comment by Juli – June 22, 2013 12:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So, what has happened to this show? I thought it was supposed to be more than one episode. They’ve talked about more topics on upcoming shows, but I haven’t seen anything about when those shows will air.

    Comment by TV Gord – July 1, 2013 05:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
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