‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Episode Guide (April 30): Ryan Seacrest; Dave Franco; Elias Phoenix

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‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Episode Guide (April 30): Ryan Seacrest; Dave Franco; Elias Phoenix

The following is a synopsis of today’s (April 30, 2014) episode of Warner Bros. Television Distribution’s talker “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” To watch, be sure to check local listings for the time period in your market.

He’s one of the busiest men in the industry, but Ryan Seacrest always has space on his calendar for a visit with Ellen! The “American Idol” host, radio star and media mogul is known for building his empire from the airwaves to the television screen, and making sure to smile every step of the way.

Ryan has led music hopefuls out of the audition room and onto a worldwide stage for over a decade on the talent competition series, so if anyone has insight on this year’s contestants, it’s Ryan! Plus, he and Ellen go way back (they almost made it to third base at her birthday party last year!)… who will make the move this time?!

Then, he looks like the boy next door and he’s playing one in his new movie, “Neighbors.” Dave Franco is here! The actor comes from a family of artists, and has amused audiences everywhere in films like “21 Jump Street” and “Now You See Me.” In addition to his good looks and acting chops, Dave can also slice a mean banana — a trick he once demonstrated for Ellen! See what other quirks Dave has at the ready when he stops by to chat!

Plus, guess who’s back? Elias Phoenix! The piano prodigy and all-out entertaining kid returns to see his best gal pal, Ellen. Elias will play a tune, and of course, he’ll have another hilarious conversation with our host. His energy cannot be contained! Ellen is so excited for one of her favorite guests to return!

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” now in its eleventh season continues to be the daytime destination for laughter and fun, highlighting Ellen’s one-of-a-kind observational humor, warmth and generosity, and features the biggest stars from television, film, music and more. The show has now earned an impressive total of 45 Daytime Emmy Awards.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” premiered on September 8, 2003 and was the highest-rated freshman syndicated show of the 2003-2004 season. Originating from Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is produced by A Very Good Production and WAD Productions, Inc. in association with Telepictures, an industry leading and Emmy award-winning producer of syndicated programming, and is distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution.

Ellen DeGeneres, Mary Connelly, Ed Glavin and Andy Lassner serve as executive producers.

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