"I wanted to start doing my new show as soon as possible because it's really for people who are stuck at home," Ellen said in her first show back in nearly a month. She also explained that she was returning to support her staff. "So while we're all stuck here, I want to take your mind off of everything that's going on in the world," she said. "I always wanted to have this show as a distraction, as a break for whatever's going on out there that may be unpleasant. If you're feeling down, I want to lift you up. If you're feeling trapped, I want to set you free. If you feel like you're going in the wrong direction, I want you to back that thing up."