Show producers and NBC announced Monday that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will continue airing through 2017.
The series has been renewed by Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros, and 189 television stations, including 10 from NBC which have committed to continue airing The Ellen Show.
"Ellen is quite simply the best," said Werner in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "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."
Ellen is known as one of the most loved talk-show hosts, and her show has been airing for 10 seasons. It is the #1 nationally syndicated talk show (tied with Dr. Phil), with increases in ratings this past season. The Ellen Show won 38 Daytime Emmy awards and 13 People's Choice Awards.
It's been a difficult year for daytime talk show hosts, with the cancellation of freshman talkers hosted by Ricki Lake and Jeff Probst, the departure of Anderson Cooper from Anderson Live after its second season, and Joy Behar saying goodbye to The View after next season. But CBS News reports that Valari Staab, president of the NBC-owned TV stations, claims the Ellen Show as the "crown jewel" of NBC's daytime lineup.