Joel McHale to Launch Weekly Late-Night-Style Show on Netflix

Joel McHale announced on Friday morning that he will be returning to his roots next month with a new weekly half-hour topical series on Netflix. According to a Netflix press release, The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale will feature “celebrity guests, comedy sketches, and insane video clips from the worldwide realms of TV, sports, politics, celebrity culture, and every corner of the internet.” The green screen that features prominently in the show’s first teaser is a nod to The Soup, the pop culture commentary show that the former Community star hosted for more than 11 years on E!. Writer/director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, Ghostbusters) will executive produce the series, which is scheduled to premiere on Sunday, February 18th, exactly four months after Chelsea Handler announced her weekly Netflix talk show would be ending.

— Matt Wilstein