Ellen DeGeneres plans to end her prime time television show after nineteen years, Your Content is learning.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will officially end after the upcoming 2021-22 season.
The show has been a major fixture of the daytime TV landscape throughout its run and has even inspired a number of spinoffs. Those include shows like “Ellen’s Game of Games,” “The Masked Dancer,” “Family Game Fight” and “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways.”
Ellen will make the announcement during Wednesday’s episode, according to Variety.
TMZ says when Ellen renewed her contract through 2022, “she felt that would be the right time to end it, and it wasn’t a secret to people close to her that she was walking away.”
The show has received 171 Daytime Emmy Awardnominations and has won 61 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2020, including four for Outstanding Talk Show and seven for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, surpassing the record held by The Oprah Winfrey Show, which won nine.
As Your Content readers know, DeGeneres announced she had signed for three more years, renewing the show through 2022 on May 21, 2019.
On March 11, 2020, DeGeneres announced over Twitter that for now she would be shooting her show without a studio audience to protect the health and safety of the fans, staff, and crew.
In a tweet dated March 13, DeGeneres announced that production of the show had been suspended until March 30 to protect the health of her audience and staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
Only celebrity manager Scooter Braun and radio host Kyle Sandilands have publicly defended Ellen amid allegations of a toxic workplace.