DeGeneres shooting TBS variety show


NEW YORK -- Ellen DeGeneres will shoot a two-hour variety show for TBS at the Comedy Festival in Las Vegas in November.

"Ellen's Really Big Show" will feature performances by comedic and musical talents and be shot at TCF, organized by HBO and AEG Live, at Caesars Palace.

It premieres Sunday, Nov. 18, on TBS, a title sponsor for TCF.

"We are truly thrilled to be working with the enormously talented Ellen DeGeneres on her first TBS special," said Michael Wright, senior vp in charge of the Content Creation Group for TBS, TNT and TCM. "It's especially exciting to see her bring back the variety special format, which for decades provided television with some of its most memorable performances."

Said DeGeneres: "I'm very happy to be working with TBS. I usually put two TBS of sugar in my coffee every day, so this is a dream come true for me."

The third annual edition of TCF is set to take place Nov. 14-17.