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

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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  1. Josh says:

    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..

    • Megan Masters says:

      The Soup Investigates actually tapes in front of a live audience, just like The Soup. — Megan Masters

      • Josh says:

        Really? I always thought that the “audience” was just the crew…I never knew there was an actual audience. Oh wow. Damn Joel McHale

    • Bob says:

      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.

      • dude says:

        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.

        • Josh says:

          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.

  2. Bob says:

    Hey, isn’t that the guy from Community?

  3. John says:

    What happened to his skinny ties. He always cleans up good.

  4. Juli says:

    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.

  5. TV Gord says:

    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.

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