Joel McHale forms production company, signs for more 'The Soup'

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.'

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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!

- The Soup
- Community
- Joel McHale
- Jason Burns
- E!

Written by: bad_subject
Sep 28th, 2012, 11:41 am



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Message Posted On Sep 28th, 2012, 2:23 pm

I'm a huge Joel McHale fan. Adam will be severely punished for his negative comments.


Just kidding. :) Although I really do like Joel, and enjoy both The Soup and Community.



Message Posted On Sep 28th, 2012, 2:16 pm
I don't know what you're problem is with him. (What, you frequent too many casinos?) Nine seasons and not totally sucking, that's not an insignificant feat. *** I, actually, think he's doing okay, not to mention providing a sorta-public service. If it wasn't for him and his 'interns,' I would be rather ignorant in the bad-to-terrible spectrum of tv. The Soup gives us an entertaining overview of that tripe in a breezy 20-minutes, and, I, for one, am thankful. And I wish him success with his deal with the dE!vil.
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