Ellen DeGeneres to End Talk Show After Next Season--2nd Update
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
Known for a mix of celebrity interviews, lighthearted games and
occasional dancing, Ms. DeGeneres's show has been a fixture in
Warner Bros. is part of AT&T Inc. The show is syndicated to
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
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