Ellen DeGeneres revealed today that she has signed a deal to keep her daytime talk show going for three more years. The daytime fixture made the announcement on today’s show.
DeGeneres had been rumored to be preparing to exit the show when her current contract expires in 2020. Instead, she now has a deal in place through 2022.
In her announcement she noted that she has been doing the show for 16 years.
“From the beginning I said that this show was going to be like a relationship,” she 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, ‘cuz. I just signed for three more years.”
DeGeneres also hosts the NBC game show “Ellen’s Game of Games.”