The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been given a hefty renewal deal – which will see the show remain on air until 2020.
It was announced this week that the daytime talk show has reached a three-year renewal deal with NBC – which secures the show’s future until the 2019-20 season.
The show first launched in 2003, but still attracts around 3.9 million viewers per episode.
DeGeneres often uses the show as a platform to talk about LGBT stories and issues as part of the line-up, and has interviewed a number of prominent guests – from Caitlyn Jenner to Barack Obama.
Confirming the new deal, Valari Staab of NBCUniversal said: “For more than a decade, ‘Ellen’ has anchored the daytime lineups of the NBC-owned stations, offering our viewers a great afternoon show, delivering a strong lead in for our early evening newscasts and helping to launch new hits.
“We’re proud of our partnership with Ellen, her fabulous team and our friends at Warner Bros., and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with them.”
Ken Werner of Warner Bros said: “There’s a very simple explanation as to why ‘Ellen’ is number one.
“Day in and day out Ellen delivers the best show on television. Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere.
“We are thrilled to continue our 13-year partnership with the NBC Stations which delivers to their communities the entertainment and inspiration of ‘Ellen’.”