After much controversy and an impressive 19 seasons, The Ellen DeGeneres Show is coming to an end. The talk show is in its final season and has chosen Thursday, May 26, for its last episode. More than 4,000 guests have graced the show, with some set to return for its final season. Some of those big names returning include DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi, First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner, Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, Gwen Stefani, and David Letterman. The Ellen DeGeneres Show will run through the summer with guest hots, compilation shows, and re-runs. Behind the scenes of the talk show during its final season, DeGeneres is handing out bonuses to employees and crew members based on their years of service. Staffers of the talk show will have their health coverage extended six months past the show’s end.
Ellen DeGeneres Will Be Just Fine After Her Talk Show Ends
The longtime talk show host was once praised for being a woman of the LGBQT+ community with a successful show. Bad press tainted Degeneres and her show. People can’t unsee DeGeneres likening her multi-million dollar to prison during quarantine. It then came out that everything wasn’t so sunny behind the camera on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. This led to DeGeneres announcing the final season of her talk show in May 2021. Despite the controversy, DeGeneres is trying to make up for the bad times with more financial benefits for her staff. The Ellen DeGeneres Show has had over 3,200 episodes and 64 Daytime Emmy Awards. She remains an icon despite the negative press and still has fans.
Ellen is leaving daytime television, but the digital legacy is carried on through Ellen Digital Ventures. It has 300 million social media followers, has gotten over 8 billion views across all platforms in 202, and has produced 14 original series in 2021.