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Just five months after Ellen DeGeneres quits her longtime daytime show, the host returns, albeit on a much smaller screen.

About Time For Yourself… with Ellenfeatured weekly on DeGeneres’ YouTube page, will find the “retired” host doing what bored retirees do: crochet, birdwatching and other time-wasting hobbies, People reports.

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“You know, lately I’ve been taking some time just for myself, away from the cameras,” DeGeneres said. “And I had such a great time, I thought I’d share some of what I did with you guys.”

The description of the eight-episode (so far) YouTube series adds, “After stepping back from the spotlight on her iconic talk show, Ellen is trying something bold and new – being unemployed. from the big resignation, she reconnects with her audience who may also have more free time and, if not, could certainly use some.In this new series shot at her home, Ellen shares her own attempts to try new things and make a little time in her very Ellen way.

The first episode of About Time For Yourself… with Ellen premieres Saturday, October 22.

The Ellen DeGeneres Show came to the end of its 19-year run in May, nearly two years after DeGeneres’ reputation as a “nice woman” took a hit when BuzzFeed released two reports in which many current and former employees complained. detailed a hostile work environment that included allegations of bullying, racism, sexual misconduct and harassment.

Several major producers were fired from the show and DeGeneres apologized when Ellen returned for its 18th season in September 2020. However, in May 2021, DeGeneres revealed plans to end her daytime run. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it just isn’t a challenge anymore.”

Following DeGeneres’ exit, a pair of artists who have signed to her label have opened up about their issues with the host, with Grayson Chance – the TV host’s first ever eleven label signatory – telling rolling stone, “I have never met anyone more manipulative, more self-centered and more obviously opportunistic than her.” Charlie Puth also opened up to rolling stone to be “ghosted” by DeGeneres.

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