The syndicated talk show from WB’s Telepictures Productions stayed dark this week rather than returning to production as scheduled because of the surge in coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County. Ellen has been airing reruns since Dec. 10 after the host was diagnosed with COVID-19. The plan had been to resume production on Jan. 4, but that was untenable given the health risk and the fact that Southern California’s hospitals are already over-extended.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is bringing back its live studio audience for the first time since the pandemic began. The daytime host is welcoming a limited amount of people for her tapings, starting with her Wednesday, Oct. 28, episode of the show.
“I am both concerned and disappointed by public reports regarding patterns of unacceptable behavior that have been raised in recent weeks,” WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar told staff in an email on Thursday. In another memo, Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff said she had also “empowered, and will hold accountable, the Studios and Networks HR and Legal teams to act on any issues that are brought to them. These groups are a safe harbor where you can register any concerns.”
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will return to the Warner Bros. lot sans in-studio audience on Monday, Sept. 21. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio,” host Ellen DeGeneres said in a statement on Tuesday. “And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it.”
Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running syndicated daytime series, a spokesperson for producer Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday. An internal company investigation of claims about the show was prompted by a BuzzFeed News report in July based on 36 interviews with ex-staffers, who complained about or said they witnessed improper and unfair treatment.
An executive producer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show is denying rumors that the long-running daytime talk show may end following accusations of a toxic work environment. Andy Lassner, a longtime producer for Ellen and many of DeGeneres’ other TV projects, tweeted Thursday that “nobody is going off the air,” in response to a user wondering if the show would end over the controversy.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘s host, Ellen DeGeneres, and studio, Warner Bros., have spoken out about the recent complaints against the workplace environment on the popular daytime syndicated talk show. In a statement on behalf of WB and DeGeneres, the studio confirmed that it has conducted an internal inquiry, interviewing current and former Ellen employees about their experience following a recent BuzzFeed report alleging a toxic work culture on the show.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has become the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia following numerous accounts of workplace problems on the long-running daytime series, Variety has learned. Executives from show producer Telepictures and distributor Warner Bros. Television sent a memo to staffers last week saying they have engaged WBTV-owner WarnerMedia’s employee relations group and a third party firm, who will interview current and former staffers about their experiences on set, said sources.
Crew members from Ellen DeGeneres’ long-running daytime talk show are distressed and outraged over their treatment from top producers amid the coronavirus pandemic, numerous insiders affiliated with the series told Variety. The core stage crew for the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, consisting of more than 30 employees, received no written communication about the status of their working hours, pay, or inquiries about their mental and physical health, from producers for over a month, said two sources, both of whom spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show will not be taping in front of a live studio audience, starting on Monday, as yet another television show grapples with how to continue production while the novel coronavirus spreads through the U.S.
As she prepares to release her first comedy special in 15 years, DeGeneres is considering a much bigger change, retiring from the long-running hit syndicated show that bears her name. She’s been receiving conflicting advice from her wife, the actress Portia de Rossi, and from her older brother, Vance DeGeneres, a comedian, and has changed her mind more than once.
Ellen DeGeneres has a new place to spin her favorite tunes: The talk-show host/comedian struck a content and promotion deal with Spotify, under which The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the music-streaming service partnership will promote each other.
Michelle Obama selected Ellen DeGeneres for her first post-White House TV interview. The former First Lady will appear on Thursday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show to help celebrate the host’s 60th birthday, the show revealed today.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show has set a special tribute to its host’s most important episode of television. The syndicated talk show will dedicate its entire April 28 hourlong episode with a special star-studded tribute to the April 30, 1997, “The Puppy Episode” of her former ABC sitcom Ellen during which DeGeneres’ character came out as gay and aired in tandem with the comedian-turned-actor-turned-host’s personal declaration on the cover of Time magazine.
The three new trophies make Ellen DeGeneres the winningest entertainer in the show’s history.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama thinks her daughters will have a “tough time” leaving the White House because they grew up there. The first lady says her family will miss the staff the most because they helped raise 18-year-old Malia and 15-year-old Sasha. She adds that the staff has “loved us” and “taken care of […]
The daytime talk show host announced Thursday the launch of Ellentube, an online video portal and iOS app that features exclusive clips from The Ellen DeGeneres Show and gives fans the opportunity to upload user-generated content. Ellentube — which was created by DeGeneres and Ellen show executive producers Mary Connelly, Ed Galvin and Andy Lassner — will be organized around video playlists based on popular Ellen video categories.
The syndicated Ellen DeGeneres Show, now in its 12th season, will premiere on Lifetime Asia, weekdays at 8 p.m. (SIN/HK) as a same-day telecast with the United States beginning Oct. 20. “We are hugely excited to bring Ellen to Lifetime in Asia and we strongly believe we add value by broadcasting the show in less than […]
SiriusXM announced today that it will start broadcasting syndicated daytime talker The Ellen DeGeneres Show beginning Sept. 8 along with the new season. The satellite radio provider will air the audiocast on channel 109 at 10 a.m. weekdays, with a rebroadcast of each episode the following day at 9 a.m.
The syndicated talker’s day after show is the highest-rated episode in its 11-year history.
Warner Bros. has cut a deal with Sohu Video to make “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” available on the online video platform. Episodes will be subtitled in Chinese and available 48 hours after they air in the U.S.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Fourteen-year-old Aldrich Lloyd Talonding from the southern Philippines can’t believe his luck: talk show host Ellen DeGeneres wants him to fly to the United States to be a guest on her show. A video of Aldrich’s soulful rendition of Luther Vandross’”Dance with my Father,” — made for fun and posted on […]
While Katie got off to a big start Monday, the best among the talk show newcomers, veterans Ellen and Dr. Oz returned with noteworthy season premieres. Ellen scored a 3.0 in total households in metered markets, and its highest rating since the 2006-07 season.
It may be impossible for even a Katie Couric and Anderson Cooper to duplicate Winfrey’s success as the audience shrinks in a new media age. It could be years before any of the claimants emerge as Winfrey’s rightful heir — if at all.
Beginning this fall, the Ellen DeGeneres Show will begin airing at 4 p.m. on Hearst’s NBC affiliate KSBW Monterey-Salinas-Santa Cruz, Calif. (DMA 124), when Oprah Winfrey ends her historic 25-year run of the Oprah Winfrey Show on Sept. 9. “Ellen has shown incredible audience growth at 10 a.m. and based on her popularity, she is the natural successor to the coveted 4 o’clock time period,” said Joseph W. Heston, KSBW president-GM. “We are confident that the next show we program to replace Ellen’s 10 a.m. slot will be a winner, too” Heston added.
Hearst’s Baltimore NBC affiliate will replace Oprah at 4 p.m. after Labor Day with Ellen DeGeneres.
Hearst’s Boston ABC affiliate plans to replace The Oprah Winfrey Show next fall with The Ellen DeGeneres Show. DeGeneres will move from 9 a.m. to Oprah’s 4 p.m. slot, and WCVB will replace the morning show with Live With Regis and Kelly. And WHDH, which currently airs Regis and Kelly, will replace that show with a new local newscast at 9 a.m. (see story below).