McHale announced the new project this morning via Twitter with a “first look” at his new “set.” (See below). In addition to hosting, his is executive producer, along with Bridesmaids and Ghostbusters director Paul Feig. The series hails from Pygmy Wolf Productions, Free Period Productions, and Feig’s Feigco Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television.
Netflix has ordered 13 episodes to roll out weekly; they will tape Thursdays at Sunset Bronson Studios for Sunday debuts.
The weekly half-hour series takes a sharp, absurdist look at pop culture and news from across the globe, in a fast distillation of everything people are talking about that week. It will feature celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and, of course, video clips from TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every nook and cranny of the internet,.
The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale, he explained, is destination viewing for comedy lovers, or people who just really, really like green screens.
Maybe best known for the 12 seasons he hosted E!’s The Soup, and his six seasons starring on NBC/Yahoo comedy Community, McHale more recently toplined CBS’s short-lived The Great Indoors.
In addition to McHale and Feig, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale is executive produced by KP Anderson, Jessie Henderson, Brad Stevens and Boyd Vico.