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EXCLUSIVE | Nine makes final decision on future of ELLEN

After protracted negotiations the Nine Network has finalised a deal with Warner Bros which will see the daytime talk show return to Channel 9

Ellen DeGeneres will continue to be seen on Channel 9 (image – Warner Bros)

TV Blackbox can reveal the new season of Ellen will return to Channel 9 in its traditional midday timeslot from September.

There were suggestions Nine was looking to turn its back on the show after ongoing bad publicity surrounding the show and it’s understood negotiations had been ongoing for some time.

But as Nine exclusively confirms to TV Blackbox, the show is coming back after a two week break:

“The new season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on Nine from September 22, we look forward to the show returning.”

The show has made international headlines recently after former staff claimed the off-camera behaviour of star DeGeneres was at odds with her likeable TV persona.

As the whispers got louder, serious claims were then made about senior executives behind the scenes. Staffers described the workplace as a “toxic work environment” with a culture of “racism, fear and intimidation” and claimed there was widespread sexual misconduct among the top executives at the show.

An internal investigation by production company Warner Brothers led to the sacking of executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.

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Just days ago executives at Foxtel believed they would be the only ones airing the Ellen show in Australia. As it stands, new episodes will play on both Foxtel and Nine.

New episodes of ELLEN will air 12pm from September 22 on Nine

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on Sunrise, The Morning Show plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7 News and 9 News. Currently Rob is the host and producer of the TV Blackbox, McKnight Tonight and Monsters Who Murder podcasts plus host & Executive Producer of the video streaming show The Ben, Rob & Robbo show
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  1. Do not give an F about Ellen,
    Also do not give an F about a bunch of people who once upon a time worked in the Television and movie industry and are now whining that it was cutthroatedly competitive and “waahh my feelings got hurt”.

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