Stop American TV show after 19 US seasons, featuring allegations of toxic work environment on Ellen DeGeneres’ team
Ellen Degeneres There are plans to end his famous TV show in 2022. Degeners announced their decision in an interview Hollywood reporter, Announcing: “When you’re a creative person, you need to be constantly challenged – and as much as the show is great, and as much fun, it’s no longer a challenge.”
Exact final dateEllen Has not been confirmed. DeGeneres allegedly told his team about his decision on Tuesday 11 May. They will discuss it Ellen This Thursday, May 13 with Oprah Winfrey. DeGeneres mentioned that she had previously planned to end the show after its 16th season, but the signing of a three-year contract in 2018 delayed her plans.
Ellen It was launched in 2003 and has since won 64 Day Time Emmys and aired 3,000 episodes. Yet at the time of its inception, success was far from guaranteed. Dagness was coming out of her voiceover performance in the film finding Nemo, Which marked a big hit, but in the early 2000s, producers were still unsure whether audiences would be receptive to openly gay talk show hosts (Degeneers came out in 1997).
“We’ve learned all the things we didn’t know about – or about which I didn’t know. I just want people to trust me.”
A frigid environment
Last summer, Buzzfeed published two reports, with several employees describing the hostile work environment on the show with accusations of bullying, racism, sexual misconduct and harassment. Several top producers were removed from the show, and Degeners apologized in September 2020.
He said Hollywood reporter These charges “The show was impacted”, But because they were not the reason she was ending Ellen. « [S]I left the show, so I didn’t come back this season, He said.
He said, in appeasement: “I was shocked when I heard that the people here had a wonderful experience – that people were hurt in some way. Now I keep up to date as much as possible through the zoom in various departments and make sure that people know that if they have any questions or anything they can come and see me and I don’t know. Why it is not considered. . I am not a scary person. It is very easy to talk to me. We learned all the things we were not aware of – or about which I was not aware. I just want people to trust me. “
DeGeneres said that he was not sure that after this adventure ended, he would be open to potential roles in film or television. She said she wanted to focus her efforts on protecting animals and the environment.
“I don’t see it at all in the end, Said the host, confident. This is the beginning of a new chapter and I hope my fans will follow me wherever they go. That being said, if I never do anything again, I am proud of what this show has been and what it still represents. “