Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Synopsis


"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is the daytime destination for laughter and fun. Bringing a refreshing perspective to daytime television, Ellen's engaging personality and unique take on everyday life invites a relaxed and candid environment and allowing her guests to engage in entertaining and thoughtful discussions on topical issues of the day. The environment also often leads to moments of unpredictable fun that reflect celebrities "in the moment," saying and doing things viewers won't experience anywhere else. When Hollywood's A-list and Ellen get together, anything can happen-from eating crickets with Salma Hayek; to breaking a bottle over Sandra Bullock's head; to skiing with Rob Lowe; to teeing off with Tiger Woods.

The show features a diverse mix of celebrity interviews, musical performers, audience participation, and segments spotlighting everyday people with extraordinary stories and talents. From former President Bill Clinton to a rare daytime television interview with Oprah Winfrey, "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" continues to be a destination for television, film and music's biggest stars. Guests have included, Denzel Washington, Demi Moore, Patrick Dempsey, Lindsay Lohan, Ben Affleck, Cameron Diaz, Michelle Pfeiffer, Will Ferrell, Robin Williams just to name a few.

In addition to celebrity interviews, the show includes chart-topping musical performers and breaking new acts. The show features an eclectic catalogue of performances including music legends such as Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince, Rod Stewart and Sir Elton John, to pop superstars, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani and Mariah Carey, to the smooth R&B and hip-hop sounds of Kanye West, Usher and Mary J. Blige, to country's finest, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood and Kenny Chesney. Ellen has also drawn from her own cutting-edge musical tastes to offer national exposure for hot emerging talents including hip-hop fusion band Gym Class Heroes, London pop-singer Lily Allen and K.T. Tunstall.

Ellen continues to surprise audiences with special groundbreaking episodes including a daytime television first, "Show on a Plane," where the entire production, including the studio audience was shot during a cross-country flight from Los Angeles to New York. Ellen also gave her audience a sneak-peek into her hosting duties of the 79th Academy Awards just hours after when the show went live with a special "Live Post Oscar Show." The show continued its annual "Show in the Park" outdoor episode held at Johnny Carson Park in Burbank, CA. Attended by over 5,000 audience members and featured a high-octane concert by Grammy-award winning artist Kelly Clarkson.