During the opening remarks of her episode last Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres acknowledged the news that the nineteenth season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be her last. The series will end next season, 2021-2022.
Since its founding in 2003, The Ellen Show has garnered rapturous acclaim, winning both multiple Emmys and the hearts of Americans everywhere.
The series has not been without its fair-share of criticism, however. DeGeneres came under fire following a rapturous Buzzfeed Investigation that exposed workplace abuse and racism. Critics argue that DeGeneres may be ending her show because of these recent developments.