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Ellen DeGeneres’ Last Talk Show Guests Include Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan

16 May 2022 | 11:10 am | Staff Writer

The series finale of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on May 26.

Keith Urban

Keith Urban (Image: via Facebook)

Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Luke Bryan are billed for the final weeks of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Urban will guest star on May 17 along with Justin Timberlake, Bryan alongside Sean “Diddy” Combs, John LegendChrissy Teigen, and Jess A Talamantes on May 18, and Paisley on May 19 as well as Kerry Washington. 

Other celebrities set to appear during the last weeks of her talk show include Jennifer Lawrence, Howie Mandel, Oprah Winfrey, Mila Kunis, Jennifer Aniston, Billie Eilish, P!nk and Bruno Mars. 

Paisley stepped in as host for a day in December 2021. “I was so honored Ellen asked me to guest host during her final season,” Paisley said in a statement. “It shows so much belief… letting someone host a show that’s going off the air anyways.” 

After almost two decades on television, the end of Ellen DeGeneres' talk show comes two years after allegations surfaced that the show was a toxic and dysfunctional workplace. 

Three of the show's producers exited amid claims of an environment that harbored misbehavior, including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks. DeGeneres, who made an on-air apology for “things that shouldn't have happened,” also defended herself as being the same genuine person — if an imperfect one — on- and off-camera. 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show has earned a total of 64 Daytime Emmy Awards since its inception in 2003, according to Warner Bros. That includes 12 for 'Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show', which it currently holds the record for in that category. The show typically features celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, human-interest guests, and games for her guests and audience members. 

Nielsen data shows The Ellen DeGeneres Show viewership dropped by 1.1 million people last season, from 2.6 million viewers to 1.5 million viewers. 

The series finale of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on Thursday, May 26.