‘Ellen’ Gets Three-Year Extension
Ellen DeGeneres will continue her No. 1 and award-winning syndicated talk show for the next three seasons she announced Tuesday to thunderous applause from the studio audience on Stage 1 at Warner Bros. Studios on the episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show airing on Wednesday, May 22.
“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing my show for three more years,” said DeGeneres. “Mostly because I love doing it so much every day, but also because that takes me to the end of my car lease.”
“Ellen is, quite simply, a force of nature,” said Peter Roth, president-chief content officer, Warner Bros. Television Group. Her energy, intelligence, kindness and creativity know no bounds. Whether it’s her instant connection to her guests on her flagship talk show, her warm and funny hosting on Game of Games, or the infectious enthusiasm she shares in producing everything from Little Big Shots to the animated antics of Green Eggs and Ham, it’s an honor to work alongside her. We’re thrilled to continue this fun and friendly journey with her.”
“It has been a true honor and a privilege to work with Ellen and her extraordinary team,” added Mike Darnell, president, Warner Bros. unscripted and alternative television. “The show itself is simply the best in the business — daytime or latenight. Not to mention the amazing work she does literally everywhere on TV — from network to cable to streaming to digital — there is no one better. I am thrilled she has decided to keep her daily connection with her millions of fans for several more years.
Previously renewed through the 2019-20 season, the show already has been licensed by the NBC Owned Television Stations (10 stations) and Hearst Television (22 stations) through the 2021-22 season.
According to Warner Bros., “this February, The Ellen DeGeneres Show was the No. 1-rated talk show again with women 25-54 and adults 25-54, marking the eighth consecutive major sweep topping the genre. The series continues to be the biggest recruiter in the genre, with the largest rating point lift over lead-in of any talk show with W25-54 (+0.4 rating points) and A25-54 (+0.3).”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has earned 63 Daytime Emmy Awards since its inception in 2003, including 11 for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show crowning it the record holder in this category. The Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to return for Season 17 on Monday, Sept. 9.
Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin A. Leman II and Derek Westervelt are executive producers. Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif., The Ellen DeGeneres Show is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions in association with Telepictures and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.