Ellen DeGeneres surprising announcement about the future of her hit TV show
Ellen DeGeneres announced that her popular talk show will be ending next year.
“When you are a creative person, you need to be constantly challenged, and as good and fun as this show is, it is no longer a challenge for me. ”Explanation of the provider of the site The Hollywood Reporter Who reported the news for the first time.
The 62-year-old American comedian said she informed employees of the decision on May 11 and that she will be sitting with Journalist Oprah Winfrey discusses the end of her show in an extended interview that will air May 13.
The show, which is currently in its 18th season, was It dropped dramatically in the audience After several former employees publicly accused DeGeneres and several of its producers of creating the Toxic work environment.
DeGeneres decided not to renew his contract with CBS, which expires in 2022. Speaking to THR, the host denied that her popular talk show had ended due to the accusations against her. “I wouldn’t have returned this season if it had been this way“, claimed.
Based on Nielsen reviews for March, Last year, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” lost more than a million viewers.
On her return to TV in September, DeGeneres took up several complaints about episodes of bullying in the workplace and apologized. “I learned things didn’t happen here They must have happened. “The presenter said in front of the cameras at the time. “I take it very seriously. And I want to say that I am very sorry for those affected. “
“We’ve had a lot of conversations over the past few weeks about what we want in the future,” deGeneres said. “We’ve made the necessary changes and today we’re starting a new chapter, He emphasized in his opening monologue.
According to Nielsen, the series’ premiere has had the highest viewership of any opening season in the past four years. However, during the past six months, The show averaged 1.5 million viewers.
The program transmitted by the series NBC I became embroiled in controversy yet BuzzFeed News He published an article in which former program employees targeted senior program executives to normalize the “fear” dynamic in which workers would obtain retaliation by taking days off due to medical or family problems.
In July, Warner Bros. opened an internal investigation that ended in August when DeGeneres spoke to its 270 employees and apologized. He told the staff, “Not perfect And what was ‘Superhero’ Read the allegations about the hostile atmosphere on the set.
The show premiered in 2003 and has won 64 Emmy Awards over the years.
DeGeneres received the Mark Twain Award for American Humor from the Kennedy Center in 2015 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the Barack Obama Administration in 2016. In addition to his show, he was part of Fox’s “The Masked Dancer”, “Ellen’s Game of Games” by NBC and ” Ellen’s Next Great Designer, HBO Max.