Ellen DeGeneres Calls It Quits For Ellen DeGeneres Show!
After almost two decades, Ellen DeGeneres is saying goodbye to her highly successful talk show the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
CelebnMusic247.com reports Ellen DeGeneres has announced she will end her talk show at the end of next season.
Daytime’s most recognizable face has decided her upcoming season, the show’s 19th season will be the last. The decision, which fell to DeGeneres, is said to have been several years in the making. She informed her staff on May 11 and will sit down with longtime pal and daytime predecessor Oprah Winfrey to discuss the news on Ellen‘s May 13 show.
DeGeneres tells The Hollywood Reporter, discussing the move publicly for the first time.
When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun, as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.
DeGeneres has openly wrestled with ending the Ellen DeGeneres Show in the past.
In a 2018 New York Times profile, she revealed that her actress wife, Portia de Rossi, had been encouraging her to move on from the 180-shows-a-year gig, while her comedian brother, along with executives at Warner Bros., had urged her to continue. In the end, DeGeneres signed on for three more seasons but was clear with herself and her team that this contract — which would take her well beyond 3,000 shows, and a stunning 2,400 celebrity interviews — would be her last.
Ellen seems to be going out on a high note while also addressing that she needs to be challenged with her career again. The show will end in 2022