In spite of the toxic work environment scandal and the investigation into it currently going on, it turns out that the Ellen DeGeneres Show is not going off air! This was revealed via a statement dropped by executive producer Andy Lassner, who opened up about the show’s future in response to a curious fan on Twitter that wondered whether or not the longtime talk show would be canceled.
It all started with the user also wishing Lassner to find another job quickly in case everything comes crashing down, writing: ‘If the Ellen show goes off the air due to all these allegations…I hope you are able to find employment quickly.’
‘Nobody is going off the air,’ the exec was quick to respond.
In the meantime, just last week, an internal memo was sent by the network, informing that WarnerMedia had employed an independent third-party firm to interview all of the current and former staff members and investigate the accusations that there has been misconduct on set.
This followed the anonymous interviews of 10 former The Ellen Show employees and one current one, with BuzzFeed News, during which they opened up about their terrible experiences working for the talk show.
On Jult 17, Lassner and EPs Mary Connelly and Ed Glavin shared a statement via ET in which they addressed the acussations.
It reads: ‘Over the course of nearly two decades, 3,000 episodes, and employing over 1000 staff members, we have strived to create an open, safe, and inclusive work environment. We are truly heartbroken and sorry to learn that even one person in our production family has had a negative experience. It’s not who we are and not who we strive to be, and not the mission Ellen has set for us.’
‘We take all of this very seriously and we realize, as many in the world are learning, that we need to do better, are committed to do better, and we will do better.’