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Ellen Signs On For Another Three Seasons Of Her Hit Talk Show

Ellen DeGeneres Three Seasons Talk Show
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May. 22 2019, Updated 2:25 a.m. ET

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After 16 years, Ellen DeGeneres made a surprise announcement on a show taped Tuesday and set to air Wednesday – she’s coming back for more!

In a message also shared on Instagram, she revealed she has signed on for another three seasons of her hit talk show, Ellen.

“I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing my show for three more years,” she told the audience. “Mostly because I love doing it so much every day, but also because that takes me to the end of my car lease.”

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Ellen, 61, pointed out that she has already filmed 16 seasons, or about 3,000 episodes of her daytime talker.

As recently as December, Ellen was seriously considering pulling the plug on her Emmy winning show, admitting Portia was pleading with her to move on.

“I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” Portia previously admitted to the New York Times. “There are other things she could tackle. I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending.”

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