Ellen DeGeneres won’t soon forget Monday’s double whammy of good news: being named Favorite Humanitarian at the People’s Choice Awards and having her TV show renewed.

Ellen DeGeneres at book signing of ‘Seriously… I’m Kidding’! at Barnes and Noble at The Grove in Los Angeles in 2011. Photo via Wikimedia Commons
The other major winner: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, where DeGeneres is directing her $200,000 awards prize.

DeGeneres joked that the award “sums me up perfectly as I am both a human and an itarian.”

She also is nominated for Favorite Talk Show Host at the CBS event Wednesday at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on NBC out of Burbank has been extended through summer 2020 in a deal with distributor Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

The series airs on 10 of the NBC-owned stations, KNBC in Los Angeles.

“Day in and day out, Ellen delivers the best show on television,” said Ken Werner, president of WBDTD. “Ellen and her team produce a completely unique and exciting hour, which is appointment television for viewers everywhere.”

According to ListenfFirst, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is a leading generator of viral content, scoring the highest digital rating in 2015 with 2.5 billion engagements,

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