NETWORKS, MAN: The Soup (also known as the only reason to watch E!), will come to an end with its December 18 episode. Article suggests that it's a combination of McHale not wanting to do it any more and internal E! politics (E! shows have frequently been the butt of jokes on the show). The fact that various efforts to develop a pairing for the show (The Grace Helbig Show, The Comment Section) have failed likely didn't help.