'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Producers on Cancellation Rumors: 'It's Untrue'

Carla Harmon
July 4, 2020

Insiders are whispering that the "Ellen" show could be canceled soon, amid reports of falling ratings and allegations over DeGeneres, 62, being "rude" to her staff, the Sun reports.

The confirmation came from representatives of Telepictures Television, the production company behind the famous talk show. TVNewsCheck reports that The Ellen DeGeneres Show's 17th season ratings fell a whopping 14 percent, giving it an ultra low rating of 1.2 and placing behind Dr. Phil.

Bits of gossip are twirling that Ellen DeGeneres may have her last move.

According to US Entertainment magazine and website Variety, speculation around the show's cancellation began when employees working on the show said they were "distressed and outraged over their treatment from top producers amid the coronavirus pandemic".

Part of it has to do with Ellen's show not pulling in the numbers it usually does.

The syndicated talk show has been on the air since 2003. "I'm excited to announce that I'll be doing my show for three more years", she said on the show (via Deadline). "It's not your fault, just suck it up for the day and she'll be mean to someone else the next day.' They didn't believe it, but it ended up being entirely true", TV writer Ben Simeon wrote in one response. "You know, like Ellen Degeneres always talks about!" he posted on Friday, March 20.

The show has received 171 Daytime Emmy Award nominations and has won 61 Daytime Emmy Awards as of 2020, including four for Outstanding Talk Show and seven for Outstanding Talk Show Entertainment, surpassing the record held by The Oprah Winfrey Show, which won nine.

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