For three nights starting Tuesday December 10 on NBC, Ellen DeGeneres is bring along some of her celebrity friends to give away gifts to deserving people.
“We do things for people on a daily basis, on the talk show. We want to do something similar to that, but bigger and better. We got a whole bunch of money so we could change people’s lives in a bigger way than we ever possibly imagined. Sometimes your life isn’t as bad when you see other people’s lives and what they’re going through. We give a a lot of money away, a whole lot of money. We give cars away. We change people’s lives,” says DeGeneres describing the special series.
Her celebrity friends are joining in as well. According to an NBC press release, you will see Michelle Obama, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Timberlake, Robert Downey Jr., Melissa McCarthy, Michael B. Jordan, Jason Momoa, Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Teigen, Steph & Ayesha Curry and more.
“I hope people feel at home the way it feels in the studio because it is just… even when we’re watching the tape pieces, it’s like we’re there, like everybody is really feeling happy for the people that we’re helping. I’m warning everyone ahead of time to get Kleenex because you should go, go to Costco, get a large container because they sell them by the bulk and it’s cheaper. It’s like This Is Us, but they don’t give you prizes. You’ll cry, but you’ll also feel really good about what we’re doing for people,” she says.
Ellen’s Greatest Night of Giveaways airs with new episodes each night starting Tuesday December 10, Wednesday December 11 and Thursday December 12 at 8pm on NBC.