"THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW" WILL EXTEND ITS RUN THROUGH 2022
(May 21, 2019 - Burbank, CA) - Ellen DeGeneres will continue her number-one and award-winning talk show for the next three seasons she announced today 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 22nd.
"I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing my show for three more years," said talk show host Ellen 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 and 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 late night. 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 2021-2022 season.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show," currently in its 16th season, continues to be the daytime destination for laughter, generosity, and fun, highlighting host Ellen DeGeneres' one-of-a-kind humor, warmth, and kindness. The show upholds its reputation as a leader in the daytime talk show genre with unparalleled celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, extraordinary human-interest guests, and sought-after viral sensations worldwide.
This February, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was the number-one rated talk show again with W25-54 and A25-54, 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 an impressive total of 63 Daytime Emmy(R) 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, September 9th.
Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner, Kevin A. Leman II and Derek Westervelt serve as executive producers. Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, an industry-leading and Emmy Award-winning producer of syndicated programming, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.
DeGeneres recently returned to her stand-up comedy roots after a 15-year hiatus with a Netflix comedy special, "Relatable." She has had success in primetime with her fan-favorite NBC game show "Ellen's Game of Games," returning for a third season,and recently announced a new special event series, "Ellen's Greatest Night of Giveaways." Additionally, her production company A Very Good Production (AVGP) is currently producing a wide range of television including NBC's hit series "Little Big Shots," "Green Eggs and Ham" for Netflix, Discovery Channel's "Wildlife Warriors," and many more. AVGP also recently produced the film adaptation of "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase."
DeGeneres continues to shine as a powerhouse in the digital space by producing and distributing high-quality, must-see content filled with positivity and heart. Ellen Digital Network has an impressive reach of over 268 million followers/visitors and 1 billion monthly views across all platforms.
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