Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has announced that her popular talk show will end after its 19th season. DeGeneres broke the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday and will discuss her decision further with Oprah Winfrey on May 13.
“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 stated.
“Although all good things must come to an end, you still have hope that truly great things never will,” Warner Bros. TV President Mike Darnell added.
Throughout her tenure on the show, DeGeneres conducted more than 2,000 celebrity interviews and hosted upwards of 3,000 shows. She sat down with sports icons such as the late Kobe Bryant and played pranks on music superstars like Drake. She’s also gone on to develop other programs like NBC’s Ellen’s Game of Games and HBO Max’s Ellen’s Next Great Designer.
At this time, there is no word as to who might take her midday spot. In the coming months, Warner Bros. TV is expected to provide more details regarding their transition plan.