“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” or simply known as “Ellen” may be ending in a couple more years.
The famous daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres recently told The New York Times that she is considering of ending her popular show in 2020.
The 60-year-old comedian said she recently extended her contract until mid-2020, but wondered whether or not to retire after that.
Ellen renewed her deal in 2016 but had been “close to declining” the offer. She also revealed that it is due to the conflicting advice she received from her wife Portia de Rossi and her brother Vance DeGeneres.
“She (Portia) gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” Ellen said, to which Portia replied, “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity.”
“There are other things she could tackle,” Portia said, adding that the end of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” does not mean the end for Ellen’s career as an entertainer.
Started since 2003, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has so far won 59 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2017, including 4 for Outstanding Talk Show and 6 for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, surpassing the record held by “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which won 9. The show also won 17 People’s Choice Awards.
Commenting on her talk show, Ellen said, “I wanted to show all of me. The talk show is me, but I’m also playing a character of a talk-show host. There’s a tiny, tiny bit of difference.”
Ellen is returning to stand-up comedy in her Netflix special “Relatable” – her first special since “Here and Now” in 2003. The special will premiere on Netflix on 18th December 2018.