Channel Nine DUMPS The Ellen DeGeneres show ahead of its final season – following toxic workplace scandal
Australia’s Channel Nine has dumped The Ellen DeGeneres show after eight years on-air.
Industry website TV Blackbox reported on Friday that the network will not be airing the final season of its long-running daytime show, with a spokesperson telling the publication: ‘The Ellen DeGeneres show won’t be returning to Channel Nine for its 19th and final season.’
‘It’s been a tremendous run and we wish Ellen all the best for her last season.’
Cancelled: Channel Nine has dumped The Ellen DeGeneres show ahead of its final season. Pictured Ellen DeGeneres
The American talk show had aired on Channel Nine since 2013.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be coming to an end after 19 seasons in May this year, with the host confirming the news herself shortly after.
‘I promise you that we’re going to have a fantastic final season. It will be a season where I truly get to say, Thank You. Thank you all. Every day will be a celebration,’ she said in a statement.
It’s over! ‘The Ellen DeGeneres show won’t be returning to Channel Nine for its 19th and final season,’ a Channel Nine spokesperson confirmed
The news comes after claims of Ellen’s toxic work environment were revealed in July 2020 by one current and 10 former employees of the daytime talk show who accused three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, of ‘bullying.’
Executive producers Glavin, Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were all fired from the popular talk show following the accusations leveled against them by current and former staffers.
Ellen came out with an apology after it was announced that her show was subject to a probe by WarnerMedia which looked into ‘staff experiences on set’.
Long-running daytime show: The American talk show has aired onChannel Nine since 2013
The host sent her staff a memo in which she wrote she was ‘taking steps… to correct’ issues with her employees.
‘On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that The Ellen DeGeneres Show would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry,’ Ellen said in the memo.
‘As we’ve grown exponentially, I’ve not been able to stay on top of everything and relied on others to do their jobs as they knew I’d want them done. Clearly some didn’t,’ she added. ‘That will now change and I’m committed to ensuring this does not happen again.’
Scandal: The news comes after claims of Ellen’s toxic work environment were revealed in July 2020 by one current and 10 former employees of the daytime talk show who accused three executive producers, Ed Glavin, Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner, of ‘bullying’