The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively published that 'Community' star Joel McHale has formed his own production company called Free Period Productions. The formation of Free Period is part of a multi-million dollar deal between McHale and E! to develop nonscripted series as well as to continue as host of 'The Soup.'
McHale is presently amidst his ninth season as host of 'The Soup' and apparently I am the only one who is sick of him, so heeeeere we go again! E! has booked him for at least seasons ten & eleven, with an option to re-up after that.
In addition to the nonscripted projects for E!, Free Period Productions has inked a deal with Sony Pictures Television (home of 'Community') for scripted developmental projects. Jason Burns, formerly of Alta Loma Entertainment and longtime friend of McHale, will head up Free Period. The production company takes its name from a television show that McHale and Burns produced during high school--gotta be a great feeling to now be making the dream a reality.
McHale played the annoying boss you wanted to punch in the face in Seth McFarlane's 'Ted' this past summer. He also recently shot a story arc on 'Sons of Anarchy' for FX, so, people who want to see him punched in the face could very well get their wish, thanks to the gritty violence of the hit series. I know I'll be watching!