Ellen DeGeneres Gives Variety Her 'Special' Comic Touch

Variety is hardly the TV powerhouse it once was, but it has a fan who can bring it back, at least for one night: Ellen DeGeneres. "I grew up watching Carol Burnett and the Smothers Brothers and Sonny and Cher and Donny and Marie. I just like that format. I like seeing different things," says DeGeneres, who brings her own take to the genre in "Ellen's Somewhat Special Special" (TBS, tonight, 9 ET/PT). The daytime talk host and "American Idol" judge, who taped the special last week at the Just...Full Story
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