Ellen DeGeneres Campaigns Against 2-Hour Reality Shows

Entertainment Mar. 22, 2011 AT 2:29PM

For Ellen DeGeneres, two hour-long reality shows are simply too much.

The talk show host -- and former judge on American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance -- released a hilarious faux public service announcement urging TV networks to do away with extended weekly airings.

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"I want to talk to you about something that's plaguing our great nation: Reality shows that are two hours long," DeGeneres, 53, says in the video. "I'm talking to you, Celebrity Apprentice. You've assembled the craziest cast ever, but what's crazier than that is making me spend two hours of my Sunday watching your show when I should be playing with my niece, whats-her-name."

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After taking jabs at Survivor and The Biggest Loser, DeGeneres encouraged reality TV fans who sympathize with her to join in her plight to truncate their favorite TV shows.

"If you want to join my campaign to make reality shows shorter, tune in to my two hour special, this Thursday on CBS," she said, referring to the vacancy Two and a Half Men's ceased production has created. "Apparently they have some time available."

Watch DeGeneres' hilarious PSA above and tell Us: Are two hour reality shows really too much?

By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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