Ellen DeGeneres addresses the decision to end the talk show: “I always knew in my heart” Season 19 would be the last
Ellen DeGeneres will announce to fans on Thursday that she always planned to end her talk show of the same name after season 19.
DeGeneres spends the monologue from Thursday’s episode, which the show released on Wednesday night, and talks about the news that emerged on Wednesday: your chat fest will end after the next season.
“You may be wondering why I decided to end after 19 seasons. The truth is, I always trust my instincts, ”she says in the video above. “My instincts told me it was time. As a comedian, I’ve always understood the importance of… timing. And seriously, I really felt that next season was the right time to end this amazing chapter. “
Her monlog took on a far more optimistic tone than her earlier comments on our sister publication The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. “When you’re a creative person, you have to be challenged all the time,” she told THR. “And as great as this show is and as funny as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”
Thursday’s show will also go into more detail on DeGeneres’s decision, with a chat hosted by Oprah Winfrey. The final episode of the Ellen DeGeneres Show is slated to air in the spring of 2022.
The DeGeneres talk show has had a rough year in which allegations that the show was a toxic workplace became public. DeGeneres confirmed the scandal at the season 18 premiere last fall. However, the comedian told THR that the controversy and the related hit on the ratings weren’t the reasons she pulled the plug.
In the video above, press PLAY to hear DeGeneres explain the possible ending of their show, then post the comments with your thoughts!