Ellen DeGeneres is Ending Her Long Running Talk Show in 2022

During a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday, Ellen said that her talk show “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, will end in 2022 after its 19th Season, noting that “it’s time” for her to move on after an especially rough last year, which included toxic workplace allegations.

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I’m a creative person, and when you’re a creative person you constantly need to be challenged, which is why I decided to host the Oscars or why I decided to go back to stand up when I didn’t think I would.

– Ellen DeGeneres

And as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.” That had been a rough period for her personally and professionally, including seeing a subsequent comedy, The Ellen Show, canceled after just 13 episodes.

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DeGeneres really took to her new role as talk show host, dancing and singing with the audience at the start of each show and endeared herself to viewers:

So, it’s not why I’m stopping but it was hard because I was sitting at home, it was summer, and I see a story that people have to chew gum before they talk to me and I’m like, ‘OK, this is hilarious.’ It’s a culture now where there are just mean people, and it’s so foreign to me that people get joy out of that.

I check in now as much as I can through Zoom to different departments and I make sure people know that if there’s ever a question or ever anything, they can come to me and I don’t know why that was never considered before.

You probably don’t even know how exhausted you are and what it’s going to be like to sit still,” Ellen said, but added, “I don’t know how long I’ll be able to do that because I’m like a Ferrari in neutral. I’m constantly needing to go.”

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After the talk show will come to an end, where will it lead? Here’s what Ellen said…“I wouldn’t have thought I was ever going to do a talk show when I stopped doing movies and sitcoms. I thought that that was the only path. And then all of a sudden there was a talk show that took me on this 19-year journey.”

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