In 2021 actress and comedian Ellen DeGeneres revealed that she would close her nearly 20-year-old show with the last episode to air on May 26, 2022.
She told The Hollywood Reporter that when you are a creative person, you have to be constantly challenged and as big as this show is, and no matter how fun it is, it just is no longer a challenge.
The end of season 19 is expected to have a lot of excitement and surprises, also inviting very important and beloved figures to the public, including Michelle Obama, Kim Kardashian, Serena Williams and Portia de Rossi.
In addition to surprising her fans for a memorable season, DeGeneres is also distributing bonuses to its employees.
Sources told Deadline that employees of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will receive bonuses based on how many years they have worked for the talk show. Many of her staff have been working on the show for over a decade, which means they will be getting a big bonus.
According to a source who spoke to “Deadline”, for anyone who has worked on her show for one to four years, they will receive an additional payment two weeks at the end of the show.