Ellen DeGeneres is asking time on her long-running discuss present.
The daytime host, who has seen a scores hit after allegations of operating a poisonous office, has determined that the upcoming 19th season would be the final, ending in 2022. It coincides with the tip of her contract.
“You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons. The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it’s time,” a tearful DeGeneres stated Wednesday throughout a taping for Thursday’s present.
“I promise you that we’re going to have a fantastic final season. It will be a season where I truly get to say, ‘Thank You. Thank you all.’ Every day will be a celebration,” she stated.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which began airing in 2003 and is distributed by Warner Bros., has a mixture of dancing, video games and giveaways together with A-list celebrities. But the host, who constructed her model on the motto “Be Kind,” opened season 18 in September with a prolonged apology.
Three of the present’s producers exited over the summer time amid allegations of a dysfunctional office that harboured misbehaviour, together with sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks.
While the allegations have been “very hurtful to me” they didn’t affect her choice to depart the present, DeGeneres advised The Hollywood Reporter. “I wouldn’t have come back this season” if they’d, she stated.
“Although all good things must come to an end, you still have hope that the truly great things never will,” Mike Darnell, president of unscripted TV for Warner Bros., stated in a press release Wednesday. “It was and is an indelible piece of the television landscape, and it will be sorely missed.”
Nielsen knowledge exhibits The Ellen DeGeneres Show viewership dropped by 1.1 million individuals this season, from 2.6 million viewers to 1.5 million viewers.
DeGeneres was the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom underneath Barack Obama in 2016. In addition to her discuss present, she has had a hand in Fox’s The Masked Dancer, NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games and HBO Max’s Ellen’s Next Great Designer.
DeGeneres’s scripted TV present Ellen turned a historic landmark in TV historical past within the 1990s when her character got here out as homosexual.