"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" kicks off its 11th season on Monday, Sept. 9. Concerning the big premiere, Ellen sent out an email to her fans and said on Sunday, “This is gonna be our biggest premiere show yet! We’ve got new segments, exciting guests, and a surprise for two principals that you have to see to believe.”
Ellen’s first guest on Monday is Leah Remini, who was one of the biggest stories this summer when she left Scientology. Remini discusses what happened, why she left, and what the reaction has been. It’s Leah's first appearance anywhere since the story broke. Remini is currently in rehearsals to compete on “Dancing with the Stars.” According to E News, she stated that she’s hurting “everywhere, even in places I didn’t know could hurt.” Her partner is Tony Dovolani, who won the mirror ball with Melissa Rycroft during the all-star season.
Like Remini, Simon Cowell has also been in the news. He heads to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this week to talk about “The X Factor” and his latest baby news. He recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and admitted, “It was a bit of a shocker.” He added, “Circumstances were a bit awkward, but everything is fine now and I’m happy.” “Us Magazine” reported on Sept. 8 that Cowell tells Ellen during his interview that was pre-taped, “I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been.” Kelly Rowland, a new judge on “The X Factor” will also sit down with Ellen.
Below are Ellen’s guests for her big season 11 premiere week.
- Monday, Sept. 9: Leah Remini
- Tuesday, Sept. 10: Simon Cowell and Kelly Rowland from “The X Factor;” 64-year-old swimmer Diana Nyad
- Wednesday, Sept. 11: Celine Dion, Kevin the Cashier, and YouTube sensation Sam Horowitz
- Thursday, Sept. 12: Ray Romano, Jennifer Nettles, and Amber Riley
- Friday, Sept. 13: Andy Samberg, Mel B., and Fred Rosser
“The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” currently in its 11th season, has earned numerous Emmy Awards and acclaim from TV critics. The show features a diverse mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation and segments spotlighting everyday people with extraordinary stories and talents. It airs every weekday in national syndication, including the NBC Owned and Operated Television Stations Group. Check local listings for air times.
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