Comedian and talk-show host extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres is bringing her signature brand of comedy to YouTube as part of the video giant’s new slate of ad-supported original programming, first announced at Brandcast.
DeGeneres’ series, called Ellen’s Show Me More Show, will debut exclusively on her YouTube channel on Sept. 19 — after which it will air twice weekly for 14 weeks on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Produced by Ellen Digital Ventures and ellentube Studios in partnership with YouTube, Ellen’s Show will feature games, celebrities, and a backstage glimpse at The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Launch week will feature a slew of A-list guests and viral stars, including Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, Kristen Bell, David Spade, and Michael Pena.
Check out a sneak peek featuring Chris Pratt in an interview segment called ‘Ellen’s Burning Questions’, right here:
Other celebrities set to headline ad-supported originals on YouTube include Ryan Seacrest, Kevin Hart, Demi Lovato, Rhett & Link, and The Slow Mo Guys. YouTube’s global head of original content, Susanne Daniels, has said that its slate is expressly seeking to nab TV ad dollars.