Netflix Orders 13 Episodes of 'The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale'

For 'The Joel Mc Hale Show with Joel McHale,' he will be joined by his former 'Soup' head writer KP Anderson along with Paul Feig

Hosted and executive produced by McHale, the half-hour topical series will take a humorous look at pop culture and global news. "It's a fast and amusing distillation of everything people are talking about that week". The 30-minute show will put its eponymous part-time actor host in a setting in which he should thrive, back in front of a green screen, recapping the weekly occurrences in television, politics, sports, celebrities and whatever clips happen to be breaking the Internet, along with a variety of sketches and celebrity guests.

For Netflix, McHale is the latest big swing as the streaming service builds out its ambitious nonfiction division. It's now trying a general interview monthly show with David Letterman's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, an after show with Beyond Stranger Things and an educational talk show with Bill Nye Saves the World.

Fans of Joel McHale's The Soup are in for a treat. In 2016, just after The Soup aired its final episode, he inked an overall deal with Lionsgate TV. Afterwards, he fielded a recurring role on Fox's revived The X-Files (which he reprises this season, ) and subsequently starred in CBS sitcom The Great Indoors, which was cancelled in 2017 after one 22-episode season.

McHale is repped by UTA, Anonymous Content and Ziffren Brittenham; Anderson is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Stone, Genow; Feig is repped by CAA and Sloane Offer; Henderson is repped by CAA and Myman Greenspan and Vico and Stevens are repped by WME.

McHale shared a teaser of the show on Twitter Friday, revealing his "new set" for the show: a green screen.



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