How to Watch ‘The Soup’ Revival Without Cable

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YouTube Jade Catta-Preta, host of The Soup on E!

The Soup premieres on E! at 10 p.m. Eastern tonight, February 12, 2020. Host Jade Catta-Preta impersonates Kylie Jenner, Cardi B and provides a comedic recap of the week in pop culture on the 2020 reboot of Talk Soup.

If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of E! on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming subscription services:

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FuboTV

E! is one of 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast or other supported device via the FuboTV app.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch most shows up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include E!. The “Plus” and “Max” bundles come with a free seven-day trial:

AT&T TV Now Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.

Hulu With Live TV

E! is included in Hulu With Live TV, which comes with 60-plus live TV channels and Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the show on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show or other streaming device via the Hulu app.

If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with both its extensive on-demand library (which has most new episodes and specials available after they air) and 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


‘The Soup’ Preview

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E! brings The Soup back to air on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. Eastern hosted by comedian Jade Catta-Preta. The series began as Talk Soup in 1991 and was rebooted as The Soup in 2004 and then cancelled in 2014. The Soup is a recap of the week’s biggest celebrity and TV moments in which Catta-Preta provides pop cultural analysis in impersonations and commentary. The original series was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2014 and audiences loved its snarky take on pop culture.

Catta-Preta promises to recapture the humor that made the original such a success while toning down the snark, saying, “I’m a fan of all this stuff and I think that’s a different rhythm than what we’ve seen.” The revival is big news for the network and for Catta-Preta. The Soup expands her work as a comedian in major TV productions beyond MTV’s Girl Code and Comedy Central’s @Midnight.

Promotional videos for the series showed Catta-Preta giving a rendition of Jennifer Beal’s performance in Flashdance, but instead of dumping water on herself, she uses a bucket of chicken noodle soup. In the preview, Catta-Preta says the show keeps up with paparazzi, “streaming wars, social clap back, side boob” while dissecting story lines, emerging trends and reality star behavior.

She follows several other famous faces who have led the show. The original installment starred Greg Kinnear, followed by John Henson, Hal Sparks and Aisha Tyler. McHale, an undisputed king of sarcasm, hosted all 618 episodes of the 2004 to 2015 revival.

The Soup stayed true to the original format, says Catta-Preta to Entertainment. “I think that’s what people love. It can’t feel overproduced. So we still have a green screen. It’s sort of the second character on the show.”

Originally the show was called Talk Soup because it covered talk shows. Now The Soup covers talk shows, scripted shows, reality competitions and TikTok, which is its own category. The Soup branched out to include Hallmark, Lifetime and the CW, reported Entertainment.

Catta-Preta performed stand-up in Los Angeles, New York, and her home country of Brazil, and she’s had roles on TV shows including Californication, Modern Family and The Jim Gaffigan Show. She attracted E! after filming a pilot with the network last year (a social-media panel show with Nick Cannon) and making some red carpet appearances. When the network decided to reboot The Soup, Catta-Preta did some screen tests, drafted a script, and found herself “staring down the legacy of the comedians who have come before her,” reported Fast Company.

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