By Allison Prang 

Ellen DeGeneres said she will end her long-running daytime talk show after a nearly two-decade run that established the comedian as an iconic figure in television.

Producer Warner Bros. Unscripted Television confirmed the show's ending, which was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.

"Although all good things must come to an end, you still have hope that the truly great things never will," Mike Darnell, the president of Warner Bros. Unscripted Television, said in an emailed statement. "It was and is an indelible piece of the television landscape, and it will be sorely missed."

Ms. DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter the next season, her 19th, will be her last. She said she is looking for a new challenge.

Known for a mix of celebrity interviews, lighthearted games and occasional dancing, Ms. DeGeneres's show has been a fixture in daytime TV.

Warner Bros. is part of AT&T Inc. The show is syndicated to TV stations.

Ms. DeGeneres's show came under scrutiny last year when BuzzFeed reported on allegations of a toxic workplace. Ms. DeGeneres apologized to viewers on air, saying, "I learned that things happen here that never should have happened."

Ratings for her program started to decline after the controversy.

Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

May 12, 2021 12:26 ET (16:26 GMT)

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