Ellen DeGeneres to end her talk show after a 19-year long run
Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s talk show giants, will end her show after 19 years. She revealed that she wants to do something different and the last season of her Emmy-winning daytime talk show will air in 2022.
The announcement comes just months after the show faced accusations it was a toxic place to work. The 63-year-old went on to say that last year’s allegations that the show’s workplace was “dominated by fear” had not been a factor in her decision to pull the plug. “It broke my heart when I learned that people here had anything other than a fantastic experience – that people were hurt in any way,” she went on.
DeGeneres is scheduled to have Oprah Winfrey as a guest on her show on Thursday to talk about ending the program. The final episode is scheduled for the spring of 2022. DeGeneres has been co-producer of her show and last year earned an estimated $84 million, largely thanks to the program.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show premiered in September 2003. It offered a mix of comedy, celebrity interviews and human interest stories. The show has won more than 60 Daytime Emmy awards, the most recent in 2020 when it was named an Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show.