Ellen DeGeneres Show premiere: Michelle Obama, Britney Spears, Channing Tatum to appear
For the 14th season premiere of her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres is going big; across the first five episodes of the season, which begins Tuesday, Sept. 6, DeGeneres welcomes Channing Tatum, Britney Spears, Simone Biles, LeBron James, First Lady Michelle Obama, and many more.
On the season 14 premiere, Tatum is set to reveal an exclusive performance from his Las Vegas show, Magic Mike Live, while Biles, an Olympic gold medalist, joins DeGeneres for her first solo interview since the conclusion of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. Later in the week, Biles’ gymnastics teammate, Aly Raisman, and her parents (whose Olympic reaction shots became a viral sensation) will sit down for an interview with DeGeneres, as will James, an NBA superstar and part-time actor (Trainwreck).
One week after the Ellen season premiere, DeGeneres will be joined by Michelle Obama, who will co-host an entire episode for the first time. According to a press release, this episode will be packed with guest appearances and cameos, including an interview with Golden State Warriors basketball sensation Stephen Curry and a performance by Usher.
Finally, in keeping with the show’s dedication to “highlight everyday heroes, celebrate kindness, and feature inspiring stories,” Tony Marrero, a victim of June’s gay nightclub massacre in Orlando, will appear on the program to discuss his recovery.
Since debuting in 2003, The Ellen DeGeneres Show has won 57 Daytime Emmy Awards.