Though it was thought to be in a healthy symbiotic relationship with still-thriving reality-show trash, The Soup has come to an end. E! has apparently decided they really want that single green-screen back and have canceled the show, finally ending Joel McHale's 12-year covenant to care about The Bachelor. The Soup has been on the air since 2004, but its roots go back to 1991, when an earlier iteration titled Talk Soup ran until 2002. The show's final episode will air December 18. After that, identifying the funniest cases from daytime court television is on you.