Ellen DeGeneres is asking time on her long-running talk show, in accordance to stories.
The daytime host, who has seen a rankings hit after allegations of working a poisonous office, has determined that her upcoming season would be the final, ending in 2022. It coincides with the end of her contract.
“When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres advised The Hollywood Reporter, which first broke the information.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which began airing in 2003 and is distributed by Warner Bros., has a mixture of dancing, video games and giveaways together with A-list celebrities. But the host, who constructed her model on the motto “Be Kind,” opened season 18 in September with a prolonged apology.
Three of the show’s producers exited over the summer season amid allegations of a dysfunctional office that harbored misbehavior, together with sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks.
Nielsen information reveals The Ellen DeGeneres Show viewership dropped by 1.1 million folks this season, from 2.6 million viewers to 1.5 million viewers.
Ellen DeGeneres was the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2015 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom beneath Barack Obama in 2016. In addition to her talk show, she has had a hand in Fox’s The Masked Dancer, NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games and HBO Max’s Ellen’s Next Great Designer.
DeGeneres’s scripted TV show Ellen turned a historic landmark in TV historical past within the Nineteen Nineties when her character got here out as homosexual.