Ellen DeGeneres to address show controversy on season premiere
The season premiere of ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’ will air on September 21.
"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" is gearing up for Season 18 and the talk show host is ready to talk about the allegations of toxic environment regarding her show.
The season premiere of 'The Ellen Degeneres Show' will air on September 21. Ellen in her press release about the show's return announced she will address the controversy surrounding her show, reported by Yahoo.
In her statement, Ellen added that, "I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we're gonna talk about it."
Ellen DeGeneres' show has been the subject of troubling reports for months about intimidation, racial insensitivity and sexual misconduct in the workplace.
The 62-year-old host has been accused of fostering the environment. While addressing over 200 employees, DeGeneres reportedly apologized and promised to be more hands-on moving forward. An internal investigation is underway and three senior staff members have been let go thus far. But DeGeneres promised staffers this will be the show's best season yet.
On Tuesday, The Ellen DeGeneres Show announced actress Tiffany Haddish will join DeGeneres in-studio and help kick off the new season. Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin and Chrissy Teigen will also appear during premiere week while Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler and Orlando Bloom will be guests later this month.
The show will resume filming from the Ellen stage on the Warner Bros. lot without an in-studio audience.
DeGeneres has repeatedly apologized internally for being unaware of the alleged culture. She has yet to make an official public statement — but it seems that will change in two weeks.