The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed through the 2019-2020 television season, which will be the show’s 17th. The syndicated TV series’ early renewal comes from ten NBC Owned and Operated (O&O) stations. The comic’s syndicated daytime talk show had previously been renewed through the 2016-2017 television season.
Variety says, “The early renewal is a sign of the show’s importance to the NBC O&Os, which cover New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Miami, San Diego and Hartford, Conn.”
Here’s more on the renewal, from Deadline:
“For more than a decade, Ellen has anchored the daytime lineups of the NBC-owned stations, offering our viewers a great afternoon show, delivering a strong lead in for our early evening newscasts and helping to launch new hits,” said Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations. The new hits Staab is referring to include talker Steve Harvey, which has done well paired with Ellen.
“Day in and day out Ellen delivers the best show on television,” said Ken Werner, President [Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution]. “Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of The Ellen DeGeneres Show? Do you think it has earned this renewal? When should it be cancelled?