Ellen DeGeneres to End Talk Show After Next Season
After 18 years on the air, “The Ellen Show”, the 63-year-old Ellen DeGeneres’ American talk show comes to an end. The announcement was made, this Wednesday (12), by the presenter herself.
The decision comes in the wake of declining hearings, prompted by claims by several officials that “The Ellen Show” has been a “dangerous place to work, filled with intimidation, racial discrimination and sexual harassment”.
At the beginning of the 18th season, she made an apology and several producers were fired.
DeGeneres admitted that the claims made were “very painful” and added that if she was giving up on the show because of that, she would not have come back this season.
“If that were the case, I wouldn’t have come back, he says. But yes, I thought about finishing it, for a few months.
When you are a creative person, you need to be constantly challenged. As good as the program is and as much fun as it is, it is no longer a challenge “, said Ellen DeGeneres to The HollyWood Reporter, quoted by AFP.
“You need to understand that, at the same time, my house was stolen and I lost four pets – three cats and a dog, who died. It was a tsunami, “she summed up.
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Since September, program audiences have fallen by more than half compared to the previous season. The final episode is scheduled for spring 2022.
The presenter won dozens of “Emmy” awards for the program, of which she co-produced. Last year she won about $ 84 million (about € 69 million), making him the 12th highest-paid celebrity in the world, according to Forbes magazine.
They added that because she is very creative, she feels the need to be challenged.
“That’s why I decided to be an Oscar presenter, or go back to stand-up after so long. And as much as it is fun and great to make this program, it is no longer a challenge. I need something new, “Ellen told The Hollywood Reporter. She says she still doesn’t know what’s next, but that she would like to go back to the movies or a comedy series.