Ellen DeGeneres will be around for four more years, at least.
Looks like you're all going to be seeing plenty more of Ellen Degeneres in the coming years. She's also going to get plenty richer after it was announced The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been renewed till the 2016-2017 television season, in 96 per cent of the United States.
The renewal includes all ten NBC owned stations and 179 additional stations. Overall, Ellen is tied with Dr Phil for the No.1 syndicated talk show this season among the key women 25-54 demographic, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The popular show is pulling in 3.2 million viewers on average - a massive number for a day-time talk show in turbulent times for the genre. Ricki Lake, Anderson Cooper and Jeff Probst have had their shows cancelled, while 'The View' is undergoing a major overhaul with Joy Behar departing and rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck will be moved on because of her conservative views.
The good news for Ellen was announced on Monday, by Ken Werner president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. "Ellen is quite simply the best. 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. We are absolutely thrilled that NBC, Ellen, Warner Bros. and all of our station partners will be continuing our successful relationship for years to come," read a statement. Valari Staab, president of NBC Owned Television Stations described Ellen as "the crown jewel of the NBC Owned Television Stations daytime lineup," adding, "We are proud and thrilled to extend our relationship with Ellen DeGeneres, all the great people."
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, comedienne, actress and presenter DeGeneres has a fortune of $105 million and an annual salary of $45 million.
Ellen DeGeneres Will Be Around For Four More Years, At Least
Ellen DeGeneres' Show Is Among The Highest Rated On Daytime Television