EXCLUSIVE: After 19 seasons, Ellen DeGeneres’ very last episode as host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on Thursday, May 26. There are a number of celebrities, including former First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner, Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Zac Efron, Behati Prinsloo and Adam Levine who will be returning to the show in the months leading up to the finale. DeGeneres’s wife, Portia de Ross, will also be returning to the show in the months leading up to the finale.
Affiliate stations will carry on airing The Ellen DeGeneres Show this summer, which will feature guest hosts, compilation shows, and reruns. Ellen Digital Ventures will continue the legacy of the show’s digital footprint even after Ellen leaves daytime television and linear television. It counts 300 million social followers generating 8 billion views across all platforms in 2020 and 14 original series developed in 2021.
DeGeneres is reportedly paying out bonuses to employees and crew members based on years of service as the program nears its end. As a way to mark the commencement of the final season, she also handed the team gifts.
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Old-timers make up a sizable percentage of the Ellen team: Thirty per cent of the show’s staff have worked there for more than ten years; several have been there for 15 years, and a few have worked there for all 19 seasons, including most executive producers. In the wake of claims of a hazardous environment, the talk show host 2020 was subjected to an internal investigation, which resulted in the dismissal of longstanding executive producers and DeGeneres apologised to her employees.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 29, 2022
For those who have worked on the programme for four years or less, the bonuses are as follows: two weeks of pay, three weeks of money, and so on up to a maximum of six weeks of compensation for those with the longest tenure, according to reliable sources. A reduced production schedule has also been reported for the last season.
Additionally, I’ve heard that Warner Bros./Telepictures, the studio behind DeGeneres’ daytime syndicated talk show, has sent letters to all of its employees informing them that they will receive free one-year memberships to LinkedIn Learning, resume building workshops and access to healthcare coverage for an additional six months after the end of the programme.
On September 8, 2003, NBC Studios hosted the world premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Since its transfer to the Warner Bros. Studios complex in the fall of 2008, the show has been dedicated to Ellen DeGeneres on November 12, 2015, in honour of her 2000th show. After more than 3,200 episodes and 64 Daytime Emmy Awards, Ellen DeGeneres revealed in May 2021 that she would be leaving her talk show the following year.