Ellen DeGeneres tells?The Hollywood Reporter?that she plans to end her long-running daytime talk show in 2022.
?When you?re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged ? and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it?s just not a challenge anymore,? DeGeneres told THR in an interview published Wednesday.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has aired since September 2003 and has broadcast more than 3,000 episodes.
It features a daily mix of comedy, interviews and human interest stories has been a US television staple, although?ratings have declined in recent years.
The news of DeGeneres moving on from her talk show comes after a pandemic-impacted season. The show went on a brief hiatus when DeGeneres was diagnosed with Covid-19 in December. Staffing changes were also made last summer after some producers came under scrutiny for creating a toxic work environment.