Ellen DeGeneres plans to talk about TV show drama in Season 18 debut

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  • Ellen DeGeneres has announced the return of her talk show.
  • The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been marred with controversy following allegations of sexual harassment, misconduct and a toxic workplace.
  • Three producers have been fired following an internal investigation.
  • Referring to the scandal Ellen said in a statement: "Yes, we're gonna talk about it."


Ellen DeGeneres has announced that her talk show will return for its 18th season on Monday, 21 September.

In a statement, the talks show host said: "I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we're gonna talk about it."

The 'it' Ellen is referring to is the allegations that have been surrounding the show the past few months.

Warner Media launched an internal investigation into allegations about a toxic work environment, misconduct and sexual harassment claims. Senior producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were reportedly dismissed after being accused of sexual harassment.

The comedian has since apologised to her staff, and changes have been implemented on the set.

READ MORE | Staff get new perks at The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Along with the return announcement, the line-up of guests has also been revealed.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Tiffany Haddish will kick off the new season followed by Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin, and Chrissy Teigen.

Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler, and Orlando Bloom will make appearances later in the month.

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