Despite publicly considering ending her show, Ellen DeGeneres has confirmed that she will remain the host of her hit show for at least three more years.
The comedienne and host announced the exciting news to her audience and fans Wednesday.
“From the beginning I said this show was going to be like a relationship,” DeGeneres said. “We’ve been through the good, the bad, the Fifty Shades of Grey phase. It’s been a lot of fun and 16 years is a pretty good run. Sometimes in a relationship, you need to take a break. But I don’t. You’re stuck with me. I just signed for three more years.”
The show is currently in its 16th season. Extended for three more years means that it will continue its run through 2022.
“Ellen is, quite simply, a force of nature,” Peter Roth, president and CCO OF Warner Bros. Television Group said in a statement. “Her energy, intelligence, kindness, and creativity know no bounds. Whether it’s her instant connection to her guests on her flagship talk show, her warm and funny hosting on Game of Games, or the infectious enthusiasm she shares in producing everything from Little Big Shots to the animated antics of Green Eggs and Ham, it’s an honor to work alongside her. We’re thrilled to continue this fun and friendly journey with her.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will return for its 17th season on Monday, September 9.