The upcoming season of ‘The Ellen DeGeneres’ will be the last. The premiere date for the final season has been revealed and a new promo has dropped.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been a daytime mainstay since 2003. Ellen DeGeneres has been the host of her own talk show for 18 seasons, and now she’s saying goodbye. The final season will debut in September 2021.
Ellen’s decision to end her long-running daytime talk show was announced in the wake of reports about The Ellen DeGeneres Show allegedly being a toxic work environment for employees and accusations about her alleged behaviour on set. Many wondered whether or not the show would get cancelled. Instead, Ellen has decided to bring the curtain down herself.
From when you can expect the last episode to air to the many allegations to the future of Ellen’s time slot, HollywoodLife has rounded up the key things you need to know about what’s going on with The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
No, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has not been cancelled. She has ended the show herself.
“I was going to stop after season 16,” she told The Hollywood Reporter. 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.’ So is 19.”
She also said, “I’m a creative person, and when you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged. I just needed something to challenge me. And as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore. I need something new to challenge me.”
Back in May 2019, the daytime talk show icon revealed that she had signed a new deal to continue hosting her talk show through 2022. Ellen made the announcement herself amid speculation that her talk show may be coming to an end.
“From the beginning, I said this show was going to be like a relationship,” Ellen said in her video. “We’ve been through the good, the bad, the Fifty Shades of Grey phase. It’s been a lot of fun, and 16 years is a pretty good run. Sometimes in a relationship, you need to take a break. But I don’t. You’re stuck with me. I just signed for three more years.”
Ellen will return for the farewell season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show on September 13. “With unparalleled celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, extraordinary human-interest guests, and sought-after viral sensations worldwide, DeGeneres will continue to deliver uplifting, inspiring, and hilarious experiences to viewers throughout her final season,” the announcement read.
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