Ellen DeGeneres' daytime show renewed

March 11, 2013 - 12:29 PM

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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2011 file photo provided by Warner Bros., talk show host Ellen DeGeneres kisses Kermit The Frog on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" in Burbank, Calif. Show producers and NBC announced Monday, March 11, 2013 that “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has been renewed through 2017. (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Television, Michael Rozman, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Fans of Ellen DeGeneres' daytime talk show have reason to feel reassured.

Show producers and NBC announced Monday that "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has been renewed through 2017. Some 189 television stations, including the 10 owned by NBC, have committed to airing it.

In its 10th season, DeGeneres' show has scored some of its best ratings this season. Valari Staab, president of the NBC-owned TV stations, described the show as the "crown jewel" of NBC's daytime lineup.