In a New York Times profile in advance of Ellen DeGeneres' Relatable Netflix special, Jason Zinoman writes: "DeGeneres recently took the option to extend her contract — until the summer of 2020 — although she had been close to declining. On the question of leaving, she changes her mind all the time. Her brother has been an advocate for staying on, making the case that in the age of Trump, the country needs her positive, unifying voice on television every day." DeGeneres says that while her brother, Vance DeGeneres, wants her to stay, her wife Portia de Rossi would prefer her to do other things. “She gets mad when my brother tells me I can’t stop,” says DeGeneres. “I just think she’s such a brilliant actress and standup that it doesn’t have to be this talk show for her creativity,” adds de Rossi, who thinks Ellen should do something like a podcast or radio show. “There are other things she could tackle.” De Rossi adds: "“I don’t see the end of her show as her career ending."
TOPICS: Ellen DeGeneres, NBC, Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Portia de Rossi, Vance DeGeneres, Daytime TV