‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Workplace Under Investigation By WarnerMedia

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.


Telepictures To Test RuPaul Daytime Talk Show

The Emmy-winning host of RuPaul’s Drag Race is bringing his personality to the daytime space, filming a talk show pilot for Telepictures, Variety reports. The show, which is targeted for a fall 2019 launch and will be filmed in front of an audience, will feature the host bringing his unique, positive and aspirational point of view to the format, interviewing celebrities, giving beauty and glam tips, playing games and dishing on pop culture. (AP photo)

‘The Real’ Greenlit For Season 2

Telepictures announced Tuesday that its rookie talker hosted by Tamar Braxton, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Adrienne Bailon has been renewed for the 2015-16 season.

Telepictures Developing Suze Orman Strip

Suze Orman’s Money Wars will air five days a week and focus on families, friends and couples whose disputes about money are affecting their lives. The new show comes as the personal finance expert ends her 14-year run as host of CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show in March 2015.

Telepictures Taps Donna Redier Linsk As EVP

She will oversee finance, business and legal affairs, production, operations, digital and current programming for the company’s original series.

Telepictures Moves Hilary Estey McLoughlin

In the wake of Warner Bros. hiring Mike Darnell to oversee alternative and unscripted programming, the company’s Telepictures has moved her into a producer role.

Fox Stations Give ‘The Real’ A Summer Test

The panel talk show from Telepictures will get a four-week tryout on seven Fox O&Os beginning July 15.

Telepictures To Test ‘The Real’ On Fox O&Os

The syndicated panel show will air this summer and will feature co hosts Tamar Braxton, Adrienne Bailon, Adrienne Bailon and Loni Love.

Telepictures Promotes Olsen To Finance SVP

The syndicator’s senior production executive will now oversee finance and administration operations, including production financing and accounting as well as human resources.

Bethenny Frankel Taping Talk Show Pilot

Sources confirm the Bravo star is working with Ellen DeGeneres on the Telepictures produced show.

Telepictures Productions Promotes Two Execs

Tishan Cowan named SVP, branded entertainment and new business, while Alana Calderone Polcsa is upped to VP, branded entertainment and new business.

CW Orders Dr. Drew For Afternoon Block

The CW has ordered a daily, half-hour show titled Dr. Drew’s Lifechangers from Telepictures that will air in its afternoon block starting in the fall.

‘TMZ’ Renewed Through 2014

The Warner Bros. syndicated magazine show has been cleared in more than 75% of the country, including on Fox O&Os. Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has renewed Telepictures Productions’ entertainment news magazine TMZ through the 2013-14 season on Fox Television Stations, and on stations covering more than 75% of the country. The extension includes all of the owned-and-operated Fox affiliates, including WNYW New York, KTTV Los Angeles and WFLD Chicago, bringing TMZ to a seventh season.