The Ellen DeGeneres Show is officially coming to an end after nearly two decades on air.
The daytime show announced on Wednesday that the final episode will air on May 26, concluding the show’s 19 seasons.
According to the show, host Ellen DeGeneres has hosted over 4,000 guests and distributed nearly half a billion dollars in giveaways over the years. It’s also aired more than 3,200 episodes and earned 64 Daytime Emmy Awards throughout its run.
The show’s final star-studded lineup will include the following special guests: former First Lady Michelle Obama, Jennifer Garner, Channing Tatum, Serena Williams, Zac Efron, Adam Levine, Behati Prinsloo, Gwen Stefani, David Letterman, Diane Keaton, Kim Kardashian and Portia de Rossi.
“The lineup of special guests will pay tribute to the trailblazing host and share their favorite memories from DeGeneres’ 19 iconic seasons,” the show said in a statement.
DeGeneres announced back in May 2021 that her talk show would be coming to an end the following year. At the time, DeGeneres told The Hollywood Reporter that she made decision to conclude the show because she was needing “something new to challenge” her.
“I was going to stop after season 16. That was going to be my last season, and they wanted to sign for four more years and I said I’d sign maybe for one,” she said. “They were saying there was no way to sign for one. ‘We can’t do that with the affiliates and the stations need more of a commitment.’ ”
Kelly Clarkson’s The Kelly Clarkson Show will fill DeGeneres’ series’ time slot after The Ellen DeGeneres Show concludes