Joel McHale Digs Up Some Bachelor Rose Dirt

Chances are 60 Minutes will never shrink by half, replace its august roster of correspondents with a group of stand-up comics and focus exclusively on reality TV and pop culture. But fear not, Sunday night dreamers; Joel McHale is coming to the rescue this Wednesday.

Airing June 19 at 10:30 p.m., The Soup Investigates is a spinoff special of McHale’s slap-happy ten-year-old E! clips compilation show The Soup. He will deadpan-introduce three reports including a look at one of the boob tube’s most iconic blooms. From the good folks at E!:

Correspondent Michael Kosta traces the dramatic path of one of reality TV’s most enduring symbols: the rose from The Bachelor. From a manure-caked greenhouse to its ultimate destination at a picturesque rental mansion in Agoura Hills – we follow a lone rose from humble beginnings, to its moment in the spotlight… to its bittersweet end as a stagehand scoops it out of a pool filter and tosses it in the trash.

There will also be a Storage Wars-like reveal from reporter Sara Tiana of the sidelined possessions of Tila Tequila  and snippets from a very scary Justin Bieber focus group. For that last one, Eli Olsberg unveiled age-progression simulations of what the future holds for the Biebs. [If you liked the first paragraph reference, insert Andy Rooney joke here.]

@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.