“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,” DeGeneres informed THR in an interview printed Wednesday.
A rep for DeGeneres subsequently confirmed the information to CNN.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which has gained 64 daytime Emmy Awards, is presently in its 18 season. The show will wrap after Season 19, in accordance to the report. DeGeneres will focus on her resolution in an interview with Oprah Winfrey, scheduled to air on Thursday’s episode.
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by Warner Bros. Television, which, like CNN, is a part of WarnerMedia.
The information of DeGeneres transferring on from her talk show comes after a pandemic-impacted season. The show went on a short hiatus when DeGeneres was identified with Covid-19 in December. Staffing modifications had been additionally made final summer time after some producers got here underneath scrutiny for making a poisonous work atmosphere.
“If I was quitting the show because of that, I wouldn’t have come back this season. 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.’ Then I see another story of some other ridiculous thing and then it just didn’t stop. And I wasn’t working, so I had no platform, and I didn’t want to address it on [Twitter] and I thought if I just don’t address it, it’s going to go away because it was all so stupid,” she stated.
DeGeneres stated some of the tough elements of her resolution is that she is going to miss her employees.
“Listen, this is my family. They’ve become my best friends,” she added. “I come to work and I laugh every single day.”
DeGeneres stated she is considering her subsequent steps professionally.
“I have some ideas but my agent is just like, ‘Why don’t you just sit still for a minute. You probably don’t even know how exhausted you are and what it’s going to be like to sit still.’ And 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.
“So, that is my first problem after which I’m going to determine it out. I would not have thought I used to be ever going to do a talk show after I stopped doing films and sitcoms. I believed that that was the one path. And then rapidly there was a talk show that took me on this 19-year journey.”