March 11, 2013 at 11:02 AM ET
It's been 10 seasons since "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" first aired, and audiences can't get enough of it. And it looks like they won't have to give up their favorite dancing talk show host any time soon -- the series has been renewed through the 2016-17 season by its core syndicated group, Ken Werner, president of Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution and Valari Stabb, president of NBC Owned Television Stations, announced in a statement Monday.
"Ellen" is the No. 1 nationally syndicated talk show (it is tied with "Dr. Phil") for the past season, and has seen a surge in ratings this past season. The show has 38 Daytime Emmy awards, and 13 People's Choice Awards. In recent months, celebrities have used their appearances to discuss a bed-wetting childhood and a decision to go commando, among other things. Degeneres is considered by many to be one of television's favorite talk show hosts, though she's not admired as much by the group One Million Moms, which was upset by her ads for JCP.
"Ellen is quite simply the best," said Werner in the statement. "Day in and day out she and her team produce a unique and compelling hour of entertainment which is appointment television for legions of women."
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