could be CANCELLED in Australia
The future of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in Australia is looking uncertain, after Channel Nine confirmed it had yet to acquire the broadcast rights for the next season. The American talk show, which has aired on Nine since 2013, is currently the subject of an internal investigation by Warner Media after multiple staffers alleged that bullying, racism and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes.In light of the ongoing controversy, a Nine spokesperson said on Monday that the network had not committed to airing the programme after the end of its seventeenth series. 'We aren't currently contracted to the next season,' a representative said.
Nine also won't be screening new episodes from the current season, which Ellen is recording in self-isolation from her $27million mansion in California, because they are best-of episodes. 'In the end, they were running best-of iso compiles which we weren't contracted to acquire,' the spokesperson added. Instead, the network is screening reruns from before the coronavirus pandemic forced production to move from the studio to Ellen's home. Nine had actually stopped airing Ellen's self-isolation broadcasts back in April, and replaced them with the American sitcom Kevin Can Wait. It comes after multiple staffers stepped forward to accuse the 62-year-old host and her senior executives of perpetuating a 'toxic work environment'. DAILY MAIL