The Ellen DeGeneres Show is going out in style and will reward Staff with ‘millions’ of dollars in bonuses. Plus, expect a star-studded line-up of guests.
The Ellen DeGeneres show is in its 19th season and is planning its farewell with a bang! A star-studded line-up of guests: include former First Lady Michelle Obama, pro tennis player, Serena Williams, actor Zac Efron, actresses Jennifer Garner, Diane Keaton, actress and wife of Ellen, Portia de Rossi, socialite and businesswoman, Kim Kardashian, and many many more.
The award-winning talk show host, comedian, and producer is set to end her very successful and long-running show on May 26th.
Throughout the years, gifts were given to the staff for their continuity and loyalty to the show. According to Deadline, along with the gifts, the amount to be paid out to staff will be over $2million dollars. The breakdown of the bonuses is said to be distributed to senior executive employees who have been with the show’s entirety of 19 years, and others who have worked for a shorter duration.
Furthermore, employees received letters from the Warner Bros Studio where the show is taped advising them that the studio will continue their healthcare benefits for months after the show ends. Additional support for staff will include access to resume building, workshops, and free one-year memberships to LinkedIn Learning.
However, in 2020 Ellen faced controversy in the media over allegations of ‘creating a toxic’ workplace environment for her staff.
Many employees also claimed they were subjected to unfair treatment, harassment, and bullying by three top executives. After an investigation by Warner Bros, those senior executives were all fired.
Ellen’s Game Of Games which ran from 2017 was canceled by NBC in January after only four seasons.
DeGeneres has said, “it had always been her plan to end the popular variety show after season 19.”
Since its two-decade run, the series received numerous nominations and awards. The accolades include over 60 Emmy noms: 32 Daytime Emmy wins and a Primetime Emmy; 3 Grammy nominations, and several People’s Choice awards. DeGeneres was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
During the many televised years of the syndicated show, it has garnered over 300 million social media followers and 8 billion views across all platforms.
Reruns of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air over the summer. And viewers can catch condensed versions after the finale. Viewers can also watch the show online.
Published by Holr Magazine