This is a solid talk time show by stand-up comedienne, television host and actress, Ellen DeGeneres
. The Ellen DeGeneres
Show first aired on September 8, 2003. The show combines comedy, celebrity, musical guests, and different interest stories. A number of celebrities have appeared on the show such as Diddy, Rosie O' Donnell, and Justin Timberlake
to name a few.
For the first five seasons, The Ellen DeGeneres
show was recorded at the Studio 11 at NBC Studios in Burbank, California. The show then moved to Stage 2 on a Warner Bros. lot. The show has a lot of crowd participation and there are a number of prizes that the audience can win. Some of the different games include: Audience Charades, Audience Humdinger, Aw Snap, and Blindfolded Musical Chair. There are even special episodes in which Ellen gives a different theme to the show such as the Ellen: The Musical featuring special guests like Jack Black
, Olivia Olson
, and Kristin Chenoweth
Along with the special episodes, each regular episode has a different segment which includes a title that may or may not lead into a special gift for the audience. For example, Ellen's Big Stimulus Package featured a reporter from Ellen's crew going to a fan's house and letting them grab as much money as he/she can while in a giant fan. The show is really successful just under daytime viewers of The Oprah Winfrey
Show and Live With Regis and Kelly. The Ellen DeGeneres
show received 12 Daytime Emmy Awards.