Is ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Ending? Ellen DeGeneres Responds to Rumors

Rumors have been circulating that The Ellen DeGeneres Show may be coming to an end after 16 years on TV. Ellen DeGeneres responded to the rumors. Learn what she had to say ahead.

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Rumors about the show ending started popping up when it went public that DeGeneres’ contract for the talk show would be up in 2020. A few years ago, the talk show host considered leaving the show before renewing her contract.

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Wife of DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, has spoken about what opportunities DeGeneres would have if she quit her talk show. She’s said that her wife could be doing other things. DeGeneres could return to her stand-up comedy career or take a deeper dive into her acting career.

Ellen DeGeneres responds to rumors about ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ ending

Before a screening of her Netflix comedy special, Relatable, on May 8, 2019, DeGeneres spoke to Deadline about her talk show. She said she had feelings of being “torn” and joked “I don’t know what I’m doing.”

She added that her wife wants to her to have more time to relax and enjoy life, her brother Vance DeGeneres, would like her to continue with the talk show.

“He just feels like this is a really important time to be on television too, to put out kindness and a voice that you don’t get to hear and see a lot,” she told Deadline. “I love doing the show and I also love doing other things,” she added.

DeGeneres tweeted the fate of her talk show

Today, DeGeneres finally let her fans know if her talk show had a future. She tweeted a video announcing that the show had been renewed for three more years, according to CNN.

Doing this show has been the ride of my life,” DeGeneres wrote.

In the video, she said, “Sometimes in a relationship, you need to take a break. “But I don’t. You’re stuck with me. Because I just signed for three more years.”

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She spoke to her live studio audience in the video saying, “I had gone through a tough time. I lost my career for a little while. This show was my second chance. And it turns out, it also helped other people.”

Why DeGeneres decided to continue her talk show

DeGeneres explained in the video why she decided to sign a contract for three more years. Letters were sent to DeGeneres by fans whose lives were changed by her show. She noted that she made people laugh and sometimes helped them get through chemotherapy.

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“That’s why I’m going to keep doing this show,” DeGeneres said in the video. “For people like you.”

As of now, DeGeneres has completed more than 1,000 episodes of her talk show. For the next three years, expect to see the DeGeneres on your afternoon TV line-up full with the jokes and dancing that have made her show memorable and touching to so many people.