Great news for Ellen DeGeneres fans! "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," which first aired 10 years ago, has been renewed through the 2016-17 season.
Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Valari Stabb, President of NBC Owned Television Stations, made the announcement on Monday.
"Ellen is quite simply the best," said Werner in the statement. "Day in and day out she and her team produce a unique and compelling hour of entertainment which is appointment television for legions of women."
Valari Staab, President, NBC Owned Television Stations, added, “‘Ellen’ is ‘the crown jewel’ of the NBC Owned Television Stations’ daytime lineup. In fact, ‘Ellen’ is the top choice for women 25-54 in her time period in seven of our markets, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, this season. 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.”
During its 10 seasons, the show has earned an impressive total of 38 Daytime Emmy Awards, with DeGeneres winning 13 People’s Choice Awards and four Teen Choice Awards. The show has also won two Genesis Awards and a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Episode.”
Last October, DeGeneres was presented with the 15th Annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts