“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been renewed through 2017. “Ellen is the crown jewel of the NBC Owned Television Stations daytime lineup,” says Valari Stabb, president of NBC Owned Television Stations, and Inquisitr reports on Monday, March 11.
“We are proud and thrilled to extend our relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, all the great people working on her show and our friends at Warner Bros,” Stabb goes on.
In its 10 years on the air, Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show has racked up an impressive collection of awards, from 38 Daytime Emmy Awards to four Teen Choice Awards. Obviously, Ellen has a wide fan base. Add 13 People’s Choice statuettes to the pile. The show is currently tied for top syndicated talk show with “Dr. Phil,” among women 25-54, which is the key daytime demographic.
Coming as a more personal honor, Ellen DeGeneres also received, in October, 2012, the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Her brand of not-always-gentle funniness catches on with viewers of all ages. Ellen is never mean, and never afraid to poke fun at herself. She says homey, earthy things to which anyone can relate. She comes on like a friend and neighbor, not a polished, sarcastic comic. Ellen has everyday wittiness people love.
In a year where daytime television is hurting, viewers make watching Ellen a daily necessity. And that need will be filled for three more years, for sure.