May 12, 2021

Ellen DeGeneres announced today that her long-running talk show will be coming to an end after its upcoming 19th season. The news follows a rocky year for the host and her show, which was hit with accusations of being a toxic work environment from current and former staff members.

It's not clear how much the controversy played into the decision to bring Ellen to an end, but the decision ultimately came down to DeGeneres, who had been contemplating winding the series down for a few years now.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been a staple of daytime television since 2003. The series features DeGeneres' trademark humor, fun & games with the audience, celebrity interviews, and musical performances.

Currently in its 18th season, the show has another full season ahead of it before signing off for good in 2022.