Ellen DeGeneres to End Talk Show After 19 Seasons

A Television icon is ready to step away from one of the most famous daytime talk shows in the history of TV. In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen DeGeneres has announced that Ellen’s upcoming 19th season will be its last. She says the decision was several years in the making and that she informed her staff on May 11 about the change.

“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 said.

Ellen will chat with talk show icon Oprah Winfrey on her Thursday episode about her decision to call it quits.