Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Ellen is Moving...to 3 pm in Detroit

The #1 talk show in Detroit, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, is moving from 10 am to 3 pm, starting February 4. Detroit is the last of the top 20 markets in the country to make the move, the rest currently air Ellen in the coveted 3:00-5:00 pm bracket. Ellen has been broadcast on WDIV Local 4 since 2004. The talk show will be the lead in to Local 4 News: First at 4, Detroit's early evening newscast. I'm personally happy about the move because my kids like to watch Ellen outtakes on YouTube, and now they can watch a good portion of the show when they get home from school. That's a testament of Ellen's transcendence across age barriers - viewers young and old get a kick out of her silly antics and interesting guests.


I love Ellen, for a lot of reasons. Of course, she's an incredibly funny lady. I love her humor, but I admire Ellen for more than just her ability to make me laugh until my eyes water. She seems like such a genuine person, kind and laid back and ready for fun. Exactly the kind of person I'd love to have on my Contacts list, so I could send her a quick text when I see a man dressed like Jesus walking down the street. Because you know she'd appreciate that kind of thing.  There are no pretensions, just a real interest in people and a desire to spread happiness and joy. Ellen makes an effort to connect with her guests, whether they're world famous celebrities or Joe Schmo from YouTube. Plus she's a trail blazer, leading the way for women everywhere to be true to themselves with no apology. Yep, what's not to love? And she just turned 55 (!!!) and she looks amazing!

So, Detroiters, don't forget to catch Ellen at 3 pm starting February 4th! You won't want to miss an episode! Check out these outtakes, in which Ellen attempts to make the announcement herself!

I was selected for this sponsored post by Hay There Social Media. All opinions expressed are my own.

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