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Ellen DeGeneres Is Considering Ending Her Daytime Talk Show in Near Future

The comedian revealed in a new interview that she has thought about leaving ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ which has been renewed through 2020.

Ellen DeGeneres revealed in a new interview that she is considering ending her daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show. The comedian opened up the possibility of walking away from her long-running eponymous series in a new profile with The New York Times.

As The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this year, DeGeneres took the option to extend her contract in a deal that keeps the show on the air until the summer of 2020. According to the Times, the 60-year-old comedian was close to declining at the time.

In the interview, DeGeneres said that her brother, Vance DeGeneres, wants her to continue on with the show after 2020 because he believes she serves as a hopeful figure in today’s divisive political climate. Her wife, Portia de Rossi, however, is encouraging the talk show host to explore new opportunities.

” gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” DeGeneres told the Times. De Rossi thinks that her spouse has “other things she could tackle,” telling the publication, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity.”

Added de Rossi: “I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”

Whether or not she decides to step away from her daytime series for good, DeGeneres is currently focusing her efforts on getting back into comedy. She returns to stand-up in her upcoming Netflix special, Relatable, her first comedy special since HBO’s Here and Now in 2003.

“I wanted to show all of me,” DeGeneres explained. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.”

De Rossi elaborated, telling the Times that DeGeneres is “a bit more complicated than she appears on the show. There’s more range of emotion.”

The Ellen DeGeneres Show is the top-rated show in the talk genre, growing 7 percent year-over-year among the daytime target demographic of women 25-54, with a 1.6 rating. The show’s representatives did not comment in response to the Times story.

Ellen DeGeneres’s daytime talk show is here to stay—at least for now. During Wednesday’s Ellen broadcast, the comedian announced that she’s sticking around—after first indulging in a little fake-out: “From the beginning, I said that this show was going to be like a relationship,” DeGeneres told her audience. “We’ve been through the good, the bad, the Fifty Shades of Grey phase. And 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, ’cause I just signed for three more years.”

There had been speculation as to whether DeGeneres might quit her talk show ever since a December interview in which the comedian revealed that she’d been considering calling it quits—a move her wife, Portia de Rossi, supported, while her brother hoped she would continue the show as a beacon of hope in a dark era. “I wanted to show all of me,” DeGeneres said at the time. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.”

Earlier this month, DeGeneres told Deadline that she was still “torn” about how long to keep her daytime series going. “I don’t know what I’m doing,” she joked to Deadline, adding later, “I love doing the show and I also love doing other things.”

For instance: last winter, DeGeneres staged a long-awaited return to stand-up comedy with her Netflix special, Relatable. It was a fascinating and raucously funny examination of Ellen DeGeneres, both as a person and a persona. And, of course, there’s also her NBC competition show, Ellen’s Game of Games. Regardless of whatever else DeGeneres might get up to, though, fans can rest assured that she’ll still be on their screens every week—at least for the next few years.

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Ellen DeGeneres Extends Daytime Talk Show Run Through 2022

Ellen DeGeneres is sticking with her daytime talk show.

DeGeneres announced Tuesday that she has signed a new deal to continue hosting “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” through 2022. There had been rumors for some time that DeGeneres was planning to leave the show when her current contract was up in 2020, something she leaned into when making the announcement to her studio audience in a video released Tuesday.

“ the beginning I said this show was going to be like a relationship,” DeGeneres said. “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.”

Watch the full video below.

According to sources, DeGeneres now has a large ownership stake in the show, having been granted more points with every contract.

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 Show” is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. The show has already been licensed by the NBC Owned Television Stations (10 stations) and Hearst Television (22 stations) through the 2021-2022 season.

“Ellen is, quite simply, a force of nature,” said Peter Roth, president and chief content officer for 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.”

DeGeneres also currently hosts the NBC series “Ellen’s Game of Games,” which features the comedian and daytime host playing supersized versions of the games she has popularized through her talk show. NBC also announced that she will host three holiday specials titled “Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways” later this year.

Doing this show has been the ride of my life. pic.twitter.com/Mytkjxj4xa

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019

Where Has Ellen DeGeneres Been? Why the Daytime Host Keeps Missing Her Show

If you’ve tuned in to The Ellen DeGeneres Show lately and noticed that the charismatic host is nowhere to be found, you’re not alone. Guest hosts including Howie Mandel, Justin Hartley, and tWitch have recently filled in for the 61-year-old, leaving fans wondering what’s happened to her.

“Why has Ellen missed so many shows? Every time I turn it on, there’s a guest host,” one fan tweeted, while another asked, “Is Ellen actually still hosting The Ellen Show? She has a guest host like every other day.”

Buckle up. @HowieMandel is my guest host today. pic.twitter.com/YDB87Cp4AM

— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) October 29, 2019

So, where has Ellen been these days? Well, she’s likely just taking a couple of days off from work just like everyone else. Back in September, the comedian addressed why she’s been having guest hosts temporarily take her place.

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“Throughout the season, I’ve had wonderful people filling in for me as guest hosts. It’s a tradition that dates back to Johnny Carson, he would have guest hosts all the time. And I like to follow tradition, especially if it involves me missing work,” she joked.

“You know how you can call in sick to work if you don’t feel well? I can’t do that,” she continued. “So for 15 seasons, I have been here everyday, even when I’m sick or have a bad back or get a paper cut. I mean, I’m a hero. I work in day in and day out to bring you some of the best entertainment a show can ever offer, so I decided that once in a while I need to take a day off… to run errands or buy a house.”

It definitely makes sense that Ellen would bring in guest hosts so she’s able to take a day off once in a while, but that hasn’t stopped the fans from questioning her whereabouts on social media — and even coming up with some bizarre theories of their own.

One fan in particular tweeted, “Ellen keeps having guest hosts. Anyone else think she’s pregnant?”

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Ellen read the tweet out loud to her audience who immediately burst into laughter. “What?!” she said. “No! No one else thinks that. Why are you jumping to that conclusion?”

All jokes aside, Ellen has made it clear that she’s not going anywhere. “I just signed for three more years. I appreciate the concern — I’m alive, I’m well, I’m only a little bit pregnant. And I’m going to host this show for years to come,” she said.

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show has received another early renewal. Following a strong fall performance, the popular daytime syndicated talk show, previously picked up by the NBC Owned Television Stations through the 2016-2017 season, has been extended through summer 2020 (2019-2020 season) in a deal with distributor Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

The series, from Telepictures Productions, will continue to air on 10 of the NBC-owned stations including WNBC (New York), KNBC (Los Angeles) and WMAQ (Chicago). In four markets, including New York and Los Angeles, Ellen and its lead-in, Steve Harvey, will slide by an hour, from 3 PM-5PM to 2 PM-4 PM, in May to make room for a local newscast at 4 PM. The newscast, which joins 4 PM newscasts already airing on a number of other NBC stations, will fill the void in the stations’ lineups left by the pending departure of The Meredith Vieira Show.

“For more than a decade, Ellen has anchored the daytime lineups of the NBC-owned stations, offering our viewers a great afternoon show, delivering a strong lead in for our early evening newscasts and helping to launch new hits,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. The new hits Staab is referring to include talker Steve Harvey, which has done well paired with Ellen.

“Day in and day out Ellen delivers the best show on television,” said Ken Werner, President, WBDTD. “Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere.”

Ellen ranked as the No. 1-rated talk show in women 25-54 across all overnight LPM markets for the fourth consecutive November sweep, while improving 7% over the previous-year time-period rating in the key female demo (1.6 rtg vs. 1.5 Nov 14 TP rtg). Additionally, Ellen delivered the biggest women 25-54 rating gains over its lead-in for the 13th consecutive sweep (since May 11).

Across the NBC stations, Ellen was up 8% over the November 2014 time period with women 25-54 (1.4 rtg. vs. 1.3). In top market New York, Ellen more than doubled its Steve Harvey lead-in rating and delivered a five-year time period high rating (1.5 rtg, strongest November sweep since November 2010).

In addition to its strong linear ratings, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has established itself as a leading generator of viral content, scoring the highest digital rating in 2015 with 2.5 billion engagements, according to ListenfFirst.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which has received 55 Daytime Emmy Awards, originates from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank and is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures. DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin, Andy Lassner and Kevin Leman serve as executive producers.

Talk Show Host Ellen Is Not the ‘Real’ Ellen DeGeneres

Ellen DeGeneres is an American icon. Her daytime talk show has been on the air for so long it’s hard to imagine a world without it.

In an interview with The New York Times, however, DeGeneres revealed that she does imagine a world where Ellen is not on the air.

DeGeneres is tired of being ‘on’ all the time

Ellen DeGeneres | Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images

We’ve heard it from other TV personalities. Jonathan Van Ness, of Queer Eye fame, said something similar to the New York Times earlier this fall. Since he has a peppy, upbeat personality on his show, people expect him to be like that all the time. That means no bad days, or you risk disappointing fans.

DeGeneres feels the same way. She can’t always be the Ellen you see on TV, but fans don’t always get that. “There’s been times someone wants a picture, and while I’m doing a selfie, they’re like: ‘You’re not dancing!’ Of course I’m not dancing. I’m walking down the street.”

DeGeneres is known for dancing on her show, that doesn’t mean she wants to dance all the time.

At the end of the day, talk show host Ellen is a character. Fans shouldn’t be disappointed. It’s almost just like the real Ellen, but not quite.

“The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.”

Portia de Rossi wants DeGeneres to quit

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DeGeneres’ wife, the beautiful actress Portia de Rossi, wants DeGeneres to quit her talk show. That’s not likely to happen yet, but DeGeneres is unsure of what her future holds.

She recently renewed her contract to host the show, which means Ellen won’t be going anywhere until the summer of 2020.

If de Rossi gets her way, the show will end there. It’s not that she has a problem with the hours her wife works. She believes so wholeheartedly in DeGeneres’ talent that she fears it’s wasted on a morning talk show.

Of her wife’s creativity, de Rossi told The New York Times, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle.”

Fans could get a glimpse of the darker Ellen soon

DeGeneres has a new special coming out, and she admits it was a little bit of a risk. It’s her first special in 15 years, and she didn’t want it to be the same type of humor she does every day on her talk show. Instead, she tried being a little edgier, rougher, and more truthful. She even swears.

DeGeneres plays on the fact that she’s seen as so relatable when that’s not necessarily the case. The special is called Relatable, which is kind of a joke in and of itself. A lot of the special focuses on how DeGeneres isn’t really that relatable. She’s a multimillionaire.

As she puts it, she used to joke about airplane food, now she has a private chef. Not many everyday people can relate to that.

People are so convinced that they know DeGeneres because they know the Ellen she plays on TV that they may not even believe her when she shows a darker side. But she does have a darker side, and she may be ready to explore it.

According to her brother, she wanted the special to show another side of her. “After doing the show for 16 years, it’s second nature. She wanted to break out of, not a rut, but a mold.”

If she does quit her show and return to acting, she wants to play an “unappealing” character. She’s tired of being loved unconditionally. She wants to try something else.

Ellen DeGeneres is rumored to be divorcing Portia de Rossi after selling their lavish beach house in California. But there seems to be no reason to believe the controversial report that’s been circulating the internet for weeks now.

On Friday, the talk show host and her actress wife quashed the speculation that they are divorcing when they stepped out together in London. Their outing was very luxurious as the two of them were photographed arriving at the Battersea helipad to catch their aerial ride.

In one photo, DeGeneres is seen leading the way for her wife while wearing a navy shirt, green combat jeans and black and wife sneakers. The “Finding Dory” voice actor also wore a pair of aviators and brought along a can of mineral water.

Meanwhile, de Rossi is seen trailing behind DeGeneres, and she’s also carrying a similar can of mineral water. Portia opted to don a stylish ensemble comprising a simple gray camisole top and a trench coat. She also rocked wide-legged brown pants and white sneakers.

It wasn’t clear where Ellen and Portia were headed, but they are said to be visiting the U.K. while DeGeneres’ famous talk show is on a summer break until this September. There are rumors that the two of them could be visiting Meghan Markle and her son with Prince Harry, baby Archie.

Last month, DeGeneres and de Rossi became the subject of a shocking report claiming that they are on the verge of parting ways for good. A source apparently claimed that they were already leading separate lives because of their nonstop fights regarding Portia’s decision to focus more on her career.

DeGeneres was allegedly demanding to have more time with de Rossi because the latter seemed to be so engrossed with her busy working schedule. It has reportedly come to a point when the Australian beauty would resort to putting her phone on silent mode because Ellen would do everything to keep track of her every move.

The rumor further gained more attention when it was revealed that the couple has successfully sold their Carpinteria beach house for $23 million. What many didn’t know is that DeGeneres and de Rossi enjoy flipping houses, and the beach house is just the latest property to make them millions since they bought it for $18.6 million in October 2017.

Ellen DeGeneres Reveals Neck Injury, Says She Has “No Idea” How It Happened

“I felt like there was a rod going down my back and I thought, ‘Well, if I just ignore it, it would go away,’ like a toothache or global warming,” she said on Tuesday’s episode of her daytime talk show.

On Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the host revealed that she hurt her neck but has “no idea” how she did it.

DeGeneres opened the show by stating that she had both good and bad news. “The good news is that I don’t need these,” she said as she threw away the crutches she was leaning on. “The bad news is I hurt my neck.”

After the host asked her audience if they wanted to know how she hurt her neck, she said, “So do I. I have no idea.”

“I spent the morning watching tennis and then the afternoon some bird watching and then at night we did the hula-hooping on our necks,” she joked.

DeGeneres explained that she woke up “fit as a fiddle” and continued: “I went to turn my head and then my neck disagreed with that situation. It just seized up and then I felt like there was a rod going down my back and I thought, ‘Well, if I just ignore it, it would go away,’ like a toothache or global warming,” she said. “But it did not.”

DeGeneres then went to the chiropractor, who told her that everything she was doing was wrong. “He said my feet don’t point in the right direction. One leg is longer than the other. My shoulders are humped. My hips are uneven,” she said. “Basically, he said nothing about me is straight.”

“Most of us are doing things that are bad for our bodies. We’re always looking down at our phones, so we sit too much,” said DeGeneres. “We don’t realize, though, how fragile our bodies are.”

She continued, “Our body is like a string of Christmas lights and one light goes out, the whole string goes out and it gets into a tiny, crazy knot in the back of your head that you can’t untangle and you’re in so much pain that you just want to get lit.”

DeGeneres added that she was feeling better. “You should’ve seen me this morning. It’s loosening up as the day goes on. Kind of like The Today Show,” she joked.

Watch the full segment below.

Ellen DeGeneres Quitting Talk Show Over Neck Injury?

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Is Ellen DeGeneres being forced to quit her talk show over a painful neck injury? That’s the false claim one of the tabloids is pushing. Gossip Cop has learned it’s untrue.

Around two weeks ago, DeGeneres revealed on her talk show that she had hurt her neck but had no idea how it happened. The following day, the TV personality gave an update to her audience and explained that a chiropractor told her she had sprained it. The injury doesn’t appear to be anything serious and DeGeneres has since been hosting her show without any issues. Unfortunately, the National Enquirer is now dramatically and inaccurately sensationalizing the situation.

“Health Problems Pushing Ellen To Quit!” reads a headline in the latest issue of the magazine. An alleged insider is quoted as saying, “Ellen’s already filming only four days a week and has been telling people she can’t handle the grind anymore.” The magazine goes on to describe the TV host’s recent neck injury as “mysterious and paralyzing.” In reality, she simply sprained her neck. There’s nothing serious about her condition, which has already improved.

In fact, DeGeneres said on her show two weeks ago that she was feeling better. She hasn’t had any trouble doing her job in the time since. Still, Gossip Cop checked in with a source close to the situation, who confirms that the magazine’s article is absurd. DeGeneres isn’t resigning from television over a sprained neck. For lack of a better term, the tabloid is making a mountain out of a molehill.

When the Enquirer isn’t busy making up stories about the talk show host’s career, it often targets her marriage to Portia de Rossi. Back in March, Gossip Cop busted the magazine for falsely claiming DeGeneres and de Rossi’s marriage was “crumbling” and they were living “separate lives.” The happy spouses, who celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary in August, are going strong.

Last year, Gossip Cop called out the magazine for publishing a cover story claiming DeGeneres had “dumped” de Rossi and they were headed for a $400 million divorce. Shortly before that, the tabloid alleged DeGeneres and de Rossi were having a “marriage crisis” that resulted in the talk show host ditching her wedding ring. It’s fairly clear the outlet has zero insight into DeGeneres’ career, her personal life or her health. DeGeneres will continue hosting her talk show through at least 2022, which is when her current contract expires. A sprained neck isn’t getting in the way of that.