On Monday, Jan. 4, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations made an exciting announcement for Ellen DeGeneres fans regarding the the funny lady’s popular daytime talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003-present). Not only has Ellen been renewed for a new season (we all expected that, didn’t we?), but NBCUniversal has officially confirmed that the Telepictures Productions talk show has been renewed through summer 2020 (the 2019-2020 television season) in a deal with Warner Brothers Domestic Television Distribution and will continue to air on NBC-owned stations. It looks like we’ll continue to see DeGeneneres breakin’ it down and dancing on stage for a little bit longer (or a lot longer, we hope).
It’s no surprise to viewers that Ellen has bagged four more seasons. From the very beginning, Ellen has been “one of the go-to sources for daytime, feel good television content.” Throughout the past 13 years the show has been on the air, it has covered a plethora of topics ranging from funny day-brightening videos of baby animals to serious world issues such as war, cyberbullying, assault, etc.
57-year-old Ellen DeGeneres has been active in her career in stand-up-comedy, television, film and books since 1978 and is still going strong almost 40 years later. DeGeneres’ long career has inevitably helped prepare for her talk show, which is her biggest accomplishments in television to date. DeGeneres’ years in comedy and the general entertainment scene helped her develop “an overall reputation for friendly and gregarious discourse with her guests that has made her ideal for [a talk show].”
The show averages around 3.9 million viewers per episode according to daytime television ratings, making it a highly viewed daytime show. Ellen usually only trails behind Live! with Kelly and Michael and Dr. Phil in total viewers. Ellen has also won 38 Daytime Emmy Awards, including four for Outstanding Talk Show (2003, 2005, 2006, 2007) and three for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment (2010, 2011, 2013). The show has also won Emmys in a number of writing and technical categories and has won the Genesis Award for “Best Talk Show” in 2010 and 2012. DeGeneres herself has won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) and the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Daytime TV Host” 14 times.
For someone who has never actually seen The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the information above may be good reason to start watching. Ellen has gone thirteen years without slacking and can very well go thirteen more.
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