There’s no more debate, Ellen is coming back
The eighteenth season of her talk show will return on September 21, and according to Ellen, she will be discussing the recent workplace controversy that has surrounded her show.
Tiffany Haddish will be on hand for the premiere. Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin, and Chrissy Teigen will also appear in the first few episodes.
After speculation that the show could be canceled, or that DeGeneres could be replaced by someone like James Corbin, executive producers Ed Glavin ,Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were ousted . That kind or turn over at the top could mean the show will look and feel different.
When the Ellen DeGeneres Show resumes filming later this month it will be from the Warner Bro. set but there will not be an in-studio audience, according to the statement. Show DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who was promoted to co-executive producer in the August shakeup, will guest host upcoming episodes.
Employees will have new perks, including five paid days off to use at their discretion, birthdays off and paid time for doctor’s appointments and family matters, a source familiar with the series told Variety. The announcement was reportedly made at a virtual town hall on August 20 in which DeGeneres again apologized to staff for the problems that occurred “on her watch,” another source said.
So are you in or out?
Susan Saunders 9/9/20