Is 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' coming to an end?

Published: December 14, 2018
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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is probably one of the most popular talk-shows around the world. But it seems like comedian host Ellen DeGeneres is contemplating retirement, leading to uncertainty regarding the show’s future.

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Ellen shared how her wife, actor Portia de Rossi, wants her to leave daytime TV while her brother, also a comedian, Vance DeGeneres urges her to stay.

Speaking of her wife, the comic stated, “She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop” to which Rossi responded, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and stand-up that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity. There are other things she could tackle . . . I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”

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PHOTO: ROYAL TELEVISION SOCIETY

Ellen is all set to have her stand-up comedy special titled Relateable release on Netflix on December 18, 2018. “The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host… I wanted to show all of me,” she stated, explaining why she is returning to stand-up after a 15-year hiatus.

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The 60-year-old has indeed renewed her contract, even though she was very close to declining. However, she has only extended it until  the summer of 2020 and admits to changing her mind “all the time.”

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