Everything We Know About the Ellen DeGeneres Show’s Final Season: Guests, Surprises, and More

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Ellen DeGeneres and Meghan Markle during 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Ellen DeGeneres and Meghan Markle during 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show.' Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

An epoch has come to an end. Ellen DeGeneres revealed in May 2021 that she will be ending her nearly 20-year talk show.

“It’s going to be incredibly difficult on the last day,” the Finding Nemo star said at the time to The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m a creative person, and creative people need to be challenged on a regular basis, which is why I opted to host the Oscars or why I decided to return to stand-up comedy when I didn’t think I would.” I just wanted something to keep me on my toes. And, as good as this program is and as entertaining as it is, it’s no longer a struggle. I’m looking for a new challenge.”

Since the premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2003, the comedian has hosted a slew of celebrity guests, many of whom have been targets of her lighthearted pranks. However, in 2020, the show’s reputation took a knock after claims of toxic set conduct surfaced.

In a letter to colleagues acquired by Us Weekly in July 2020, the host stated that she had always wanted the show to be a “place of happiness,” and she apologized for the change. “Clearly, something changed,” she said, “and I am disappointed to hear that this was not the case.” “I apologize for that.” Anyone who knows me understands that this is the polar opposite of my beliefs and expectations for our show.”

The claims were “extremely hurtful” to the Emmy winner, but she claimed they weren’t the reason she decided to cancel the show. “I wouldn’t have come back this season if I was quitting the show because of it,” she told THR.

An insider told Us shortly after DeGeneres announced the show’s termination that the presenter wanted to go out on a high note.

“The entire upcoming season will be a celebration of the previous 18 years,” a source said. “It won’t just be the last concert that’ll be a gigantic yay; it’ll be every show that season.”

According to the source, the Louisiana native informed her crew so far ahead of Season 19 because she wanted them to acclimatize to the news.

“Her priority is her team,” an insider told Us. “She wanted to make sure she told everyone ahead of time so they could have another year to rejoice and make it the finest year possible.”

Scroll down to learn everything there is to know about The Ellen DeGeneres Show’s last season:

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Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

When Will It Be Shown?

On Monday, September 13, The Ellen DeGeneres Show will return to television. The air times and channels differ depending on where you are, however you can get your local information at Ellentube.com.

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Who Will Make an Appearance?

Season 19 will begin with several guests who have been long-time friends of the show, according to a press statement. Jennifer Aniston, who originally appeared on the show in 2003, will make her 23rd appearance, and Jimmy Kimmel will make his 20th visit. Kim Kardashian, Tiffany Haddish, Melissa McCarthy, Julianne Moore, Melissa Etheridge, and Sean “Diddy” Combs are among the early-season visitors.

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Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

Is There Going to Be a Crowd?

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, Season 18 had no audience, but during the show’s final season, a select few will be able to see it live. “Throughout the season, DeGeneres will recognize and thank her fans for their support and affection throughout the years,” according to a press statement announcing the last season.

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Credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

What Kind of Surprises Can You Expect?

The show has always been full of surprises for guests, fans, and audience members, so the last season is sure to be much greater. “I promise you that we’ll have a terrific final season,” he said “In May, DeGeneres stated. “It will be a season in which I can properly express my gratitude. Thank you all.’ It will be a party every day.’ There will be many surprises, as well as journeys down memory road and a few stops at Why Did I Wear That Alley.”

When Will the Final Episode Be Released?

In March 2022, DeGeneres stated on Twitter that the talk show’s finale will air on May 26. “I’m going to miss this,” she tweeted at the time.

Who Will Be the Last Guests?

Many celebrities are expected to return to the host’s eponymous talk show before it concludes. Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner, Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, Gwen Stefani, David Letterman, Diane Keaton, Kim Kardashian, and Portia de Rossi are among the celebrities set to appear, according to a March 2022 Deadline article.

The Last Day

In April 2022, DeGeneres tweeted, “Today we taped the final episode of The Ellen Show, which airs on May 26th.” “The iPhone didn’t exist when we started our show in 2003. There was no such thing as social media back then. It was not lawful to marry a gay man. We saw the world change, sometimes for the better, and sometimes for the worse.”

“Whatever was going on, my intention was always for the program to be a place where we could all come together and laugh for an hour,” she continued. It has been the greatest honor of my life to be invited into your lives, and it has brought me tremendous joy. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. “Thank you very much.”