Ellen DeGeneres will end her daytime talk show “Ellen” after a 19th season amid controversy and multiple accusations of a toxic workplace.
Ellen told the Hollywood Reporter “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged — and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore.”
“You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons,” DeGeneres wrote. “The truth is I’ve always trusted my instincts. And my instinct told me it’s time.”
“I promise you that we’re going to have a fantastic final season,” DeGeneres said during a monologue announcing the decision.
“It will be a season where I truly get to say ‘Thank You.’ Every day will be a celebration. There will be lots of surprises, some trips down memory lane and a few detours through ‘Why Did I Wear That Alley.'”
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— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 13, 2021