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THE ELLEN DEGENERES COULD BE CANCELLED

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Following current investigations of the one-woman empire show, DeGeneres could have her show cancelled based on accusations made by staff.

Numerous employees and former employees have come forward over the past few months to complain about the toxic work environment on the set of Ellen’s wildly popular daytime talk show.

The report anonymously one current and 10 ex-staffers about their experiences on set… including allegations of being penalized for taking medical leave, instances of racial microaggressions and fear of retribution for raising complaints.

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For example?

One African-American woman who worked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show said she experienced what she described as “microaggressions” and was “reprimanded” by producer Ed Galvin.

How is this even being discussed at the moment?

How could Ellen, one of the most popular and successful figures in all of entertainment, have fallen this far so quickly?

Back in April, Ellen was accused of cruel behavior toward her guests and also toward her employees in a series of articles.

DeGeneres expressed regret at the accusations of racism, intimidation and sexual harassment leveled by unnamed former staffers against some of her producers. But her apology was quickly followed by finger-pointing at her for being oblivious – or, worse, turning a blind eye – to the misbehavior, or by critics (including actors Brad Garrett and Lea Thompson) who piled on, blaming her.

In her statement last week, DeGeneres said she initially promised her show “would be a place of happiness – no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case. And for that, I am sorry.” She vowed staff changes, and at least one of three executive producers, Ed Glavin, is expected to leave, The Hollywood Reporter said.

Warner Bros., which produces and distributes the show to local stations around the country, betrayed no plans to call it quits. “Nobody is going off the air,” tweeted executive producer Andy Lassner on Thursday.

 “‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ will return on Sept. 9,” the studio’s senior VP Blake Bryant added Monday, declining further comment.   

Ending the show would not be so easy. With an average of 2.4 million viewers last season, “Ellen” is the No. 3 talk show in syndication, behind “Dr. Phil” and “Live! with Kelly and Ryan.” And unlike “The View,” a network series that airs on nearly all of ABC’s stations, mostly at the same time, “Ellen” is syndicated, and airs in a variety of time slots and on stations affiliated with different networks across the country.  Those stations signed contracts and pay separate license fees to air the show.

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