Ellen DeGeneres has announced the recording of the final episode of her daytime talk show, The Ellen Show. The TV presenter announced its release on May 26, after which the program will be officially closed.
“When we first started in 2003, the iPhone had not yet been invented; social networks did not exist, same-sex marriage was illegal in the US. Over the next 19 years, we watched the world change: sometimes for the better, sometimes not. But no matter what happens, my main task was to invite you all into my world so that we could have a good laugh together. Being a part of your life has been a real privilege for me. Thank you,” DeGeneres addressed the fans of the show.
She talked about this in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
DeGeneres explained that a creative person constantly needs to solve complex and interesting problems, no matter how great the show, he has done just that.
The TV presenter admitted that he first thought of stopping filming in 2019 but agreed to extend the TV show for three more seasons.
After closing, DeGeneres said she would like to move into film and environmental issues.
For the first time, they started talking about closing the program two years ago, when the behind-the-scenes scandals of the show were leaked to the press. Eleven employees spoke about the “toxic atmosphere” on the set of The Ellen Show.
After that, DedeGeneres apologized for live, saying that she did not know about the existing problems. But the scandal led to a drop in the show’s ratings and an outflow of advertisers, and in May 2021, it was announced that the show would be closed in the spring of 2022.