The Ellen DeGeneres Show
, often shortened to Ellen
, is an American television talk show
hosted by comedian/actress Ellen DeGeneres
. Debuting on September 8, 2003, it is produced by Telepictures
and airs in syndication
, including stations owned by NBC Universal
. For its first five seasons, the show was taped in Studio 11 at NBC Studios
in Burbank, California
. It later moved to Stage 1 on the nearby Warner Bros.
lot. Since the beginning of the sixth season, Ellen
has broadcast in high definition
. It is scheduled to remain on air through at least the 2013–2014 television season. The show has won 32 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2011.
The program combines comedy
, celebrity and musical guests and human-interest stories. The program
is not characterized as a tabloid talk show
, nor does it involve experts giving advice in regards to personal relationships
.Catlin, Roger. "Daytime Hosts Take a Fresh, Gentler Path". The Hartford Courant
, September 17, 2003.
A popular staff member, aspiring stunt man Houston Rose (pronounced "How-Ston"), frequently featured during the first broadcast year. In a segment called "Have Houston Do It For You," he was sent to people's homes to help with tasks like putting up Christmas
decorations or remodeling a bathroom. Other staff members included Jeff Cosgrave, who was set up on a variety of blind dates; Mary Connelly and... Read More