Ellen DeGeneres makes TV comeback after talk show row and takes surprising new direction
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 14, 2023 - 10:17PM
Ellen is gearing up for her big TV comeback (Picture: Getty)

Ellen DeGeneres is ready to return to TV more than three years after allegations surfaced about a hostile work environment on her chat show.

Her daytime chat show concluded shortly after during the early days of the pandemic.

The talk show host and voice actress, 65, in 2021, and has rarely been seen on TV since.

But now it appears that Ellen is ready to return to the world of TV, but not in the way you’d expect – a nature documentary fronted by Ellen is on the way.

A Discovery Channel production entitled Saving the Gorillas: Ellen’s Next Adventure will go out on September 23 as a one-off special episode.

It’s also been revealed that Ellen’s wife, Arrested Development and Ally McBeal actress Portia De Rossi, was heavily involved with the creation of the show.

Ellen and wife Portia De Rossi made the documentary with the Discovery Channel (Picture: The Ellen Fund)

‘What begins as Portia’s simple desire to come up with a nice birthday gift for [Ellen] snowballs into something bigger than anybody could have imagined.’

The synopsis continues: ‘The couple find themselves embarking on one of the largest architectural and landscaping projects in the history of Rwanda.’

However, during the creation of the documentary, Ellen and Portia had to contend with challenges such as ‘volcanoes, earthquakes, and a global pandemic’.

The documentary started when Portia wanted to find Ellen a birthday present (Picture: Getty)
Ellen has been mostly off TV since 2021 (Picure: Getty)

The one-off special will finish with ‘their family and friends celebrating the opening of The Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’.

The campus opened in 2022 and has helped with gorilla conservation while hosting visitors of all ages, both from local areas and internationally.

‘It is an adventure filled with laughter, tears, and experiences none of them ever dreamed they’d have,’ with Ellen said to be ‘at the centre’ of the story.

At the time of the accusations, Ellen admitted: ‘I get sad. I get mad. I get anxious. I get frustrated. I get impatient. And I am working on all of that.’

Ellen tied the knot with American-Australian actress Portia in 2008 after the pair had dated for three years – Portia later retired from acting in 2018.