'Ellen' continues to seal early renewals

Show now cleared in over 99% of the country for fall 2011

SUN VALLEY, Idaho -- "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has continued to seal early renewals throughout the country on ABC, CBS and NBC network-affiliated stations, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution said Wednesday. The show is now cleared in more than 99% of the country for fall 2011.

The news follows an announcement earlier this year that the show has been renewed through 2014 on the owned-and-operated stations of the NBC Local Media Division.

Said Ken Werner, president, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution: "Stations and viewers alike have identified 'Ellen' as a unique and compelling program that is poised to become the dominant early fringe talk franchise for women for years to come."