The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the multiple Daytime Emmy Award winning series that has seen everyone from Michelle Obama to Kim Kardashian make an appearance, has announced the end of an era. Yes, after 19 long years, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be officially coming to an end.
According to reports, the decision came shortly after DeGeneres and her team were facing misconduct allegations during her recordings in 2020. After speaking with the Hollywood Reporters regarding her decision to end the show in 2022, DeGeneres shares how she’s seeking something new and doesn’t feel challenged with her show – as great as it is. Furthermore, denying that the allegations weren’t her main reason for deciding to part ways with the show and that she wouldn’t have come back for her next season if they were true.
Over the years, Ellen had contemplated leaving daytime television, stating, “I was going to stop after season 16. That was going to be my last season, and they wanted to sign for four more years, and I said I’d sign for maybe for one. They were saying there was no way to sign for one. ‘We can’t do that with the affiliates, and the stations need more of a commitment.’ So, we settled on three more years, and I knew that would be my last. That’s been the plan all along. And everybody kept saying, even when I signed, ‘You know, that’s going to be 19, don’t you want to just go to 20? It’s a good number.”
After announcing the end of her show on May 13th, Ellen had brought on Oprah Winfrey to discuss how the decision came about, revealing that she will miss everyone and everything about the show, but as a creative person, she needs to be challenged. Yes, she may be ending her day-to-day recordings of the show, but her presents will remain through her digital work, hosting gigs and many TV-series where she serves as a producer.