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Style Network tries to make Soup

by Kona Gallagher, posted Jul 31st 2008 1:02PM
Danielle FishelNo doubt envious of all the buzz The Soup is getting, E!'s sister channel, Style Network, is planning their own version. Premiering August 16th, The Dish will cover more topics than The Soup including TV, celebrities, fashion and beauty. Here's the kicker though: The Dish is set to be hosted by Topanga herself, Boy Meets World's Danielle Fishel.

Style executive VP Salaam Coleman sums up The Dish's appeal, saying, "What's great about The Dish is that it takes a not-so-serious look at the often very serious world of fashion and finds the comedy in celebrity lifestyle." Well yes, that would be great--in theory.

The problem is, this is a type of show that is very difficult to do well. You need a strong group of writers and a charismatic host. While The Soup may be the toast of the town now, it kind of sucked when it first aired. While two of The Soup's executive producers are behind The Dish, I'm not sure if Danielle is going to quite have the "pop" that this show is going to need.

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I caught the show tonight. Danielle Fishel was great! I loved it. I'm glad to see her back on TV.

(Don't worry - I still love you Joel McHale)

August 28 2008 at 9:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i saw this last night. the title causght my attention when i was flipping channels. at first i thought it would be like e news but then i sw it was like the soup. i do not think daniele is as good as joel mchale. he really knows how to make something funny with his sarcasm and imitaing voices and dressing up.she seems to be really limited with her humor.
i like the transitions on the soup when they introcude clips .i lkie the dog lou and the other charaters like mankini. maybe the dish will do these things as the show goes on.

August 18 2008 at 12:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

while it's nice to see topanga again, i really doubt she'll have the snark and cynicism necessary to dish the dish on 'the dish.' joel mchale and his staff gleefully realize how idiotic the whole self-obsessive entertainment industry is, which is what makes the show work...sort of a low rent, lo-cal version of the daily show...

August 01 2008 at 4:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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