In the 19th and last season of her talk show, DeGeneres says she intends to salute longtime viewers, stroll down memory lane to revisit early appearances by fledgling stars such as Rihanna and Justin Bieber and celebrate the show’s achievements. “This is going to be a ‘thank you’ to everybody, because the show doesn’t happen without the support of fans.”
There’s little chance that either Ellen DeGeneres or Warner Bros. will walk away from a staple of daytime TV that has flourished for almost two decades. Look for a carefully-orchestrated mea culpa and a triumphant return — she’s too good an actress for any other outcome.
Ever since allegations about mistreatment of staffers by her producers surfaced last month, questions have swirled about the future of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a staple of daytime syndication since 2003. Which heads will roll? Will she quit? Is the show even returning this fall? And if she leaves, who might replace her?
Ellen DeGeneres is sticking with her syndicated Warner Bros. talker through 2022.
Ellen DeGeneres kicked off her two-hour 60th birthday celebration on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with its highest rated episode in nearly 3 years (3.4 household rating). The birthday bash also ranked No. 1 in its time period among adults and women 25-54 in the top three markets — New York (1.6/13 adults 25-54 rating/share), Los Angeles (1.4/12) and Chicago (1.2/10).