WMC Action News 5's Kym Clark goes behind the scenes of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

WMC Action News 5's Kym Clark goes behind the scenes of 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
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(WMC) – WMC Action News 5's Kym Clark made a mad dash to Hollywood, California this past spring to visit Ellen DeGeneres. And now she takes you behind the scenes of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" which kicks off Monday, Sept. 8 at 3 p.m.

She is daytime TV's music loving, dance machine.

"I would not leave the house until I watched Soul Train and I looked at that line ... that Soul Train line," DeGeneres told Kym Clark.

Now the ticket line for her own show wraps around the building.

DeGeneres' show is so popular that people begin lining up at 4 o'clock in the morning to try to get on standby to get tickets to one of her shows.

Once in the studio, comic Tommy Riles gets things started. He's been "warming up" the Ellen Show audience for nine years.

"We treat our guests, our audience just like guests, just like celebrities on the show. So we want them to be comfortable here," Riles explains. "And I must say we have the greatest crowds on TV every single day."

When celebrity guests enter the studio, often times, the first face they see is calm and oh-so-professional Hector Lobos, one truly lucky guy.

"The fact that I get to greet these amazing, talented people and it's exciting every time. Gotta keep it professional, at the same time, too," Lobos said.

DeGeneres' folks even gave WMC's Kym Clark the star treatment before she took her spot across from the 13-time Emmy winner.

TV magic that all works like a well-oiled machine, behind the scenes.

There are rehearsals and re-writes. Scheduling is done months in advance and that's why it all looks so spontaneous.

Here's a fun fact, tickets for DeGeneres' show are sold out for the next two years. That's why so many people line up to be on standby.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" kicks off on Monday, September 8 with an exclusive interview with all the coaches of NBC's "The Voice," including Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, and Pharrell Williams. There will also be a performance from Maroon 5.

Don't miss the premiere of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" today at 3 p.m. on WMC Action News 5.

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