Ellen DeGeneres Show to End with Upcoming Season 19: It’s ‘Not a Challenge Anymore,’ She Says

The upcoming season 19 of the Ellen DeGeneres Show will be the last, the TV personality announced in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published Wednesday.

Wednesday’s announcement comes almost a year after the show became embroiled controversy last summer amid¬†allegations of workplace toxicity, prompting an internal investigation.

“As you may have heard, this summer there were accusations of a toxic work environment at our show, and then there was an investigation,” DeGeneres told viewers during the season 18 premiere on Sep.

“Being known as the ‘Be Kind Lady’ is a tricky position to be in,” DeGeneres continued.

“So, it’s not why I’m stopping but it was hard because I was sitting at home, it was summer, and I see a story that people have to chew gum before they talk to me and I’m like, ‘Okay, this is hilarious.’ Then I see another story of some other ridiculous thing and then it just didn’t stop.

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