Fans are worried about the future of The Ellen DeGeneres Show thanks to rumors that the beloved show is about to be cut. As noted by TVNewsCheck, the show has seen a recent drop in ratings. Ellen DeGeneres has also found herself under fire lately for being, apparently, very different from her TV personality. In March, a Twitter thread by writer and comedian Kevin T. Porter called her “one of the meanest people in the world” and encouraged others to talk about their negative experiences with the long-time hostess.
Many people have shared stories in their responses to the tweet. “A friend who worked as a prop for her show was yelled at for being in the room at the same time she was in the room because Ellen needs her hallways cleaned,” one person replied. Another wrote: “She has a ‘sensitive nose’, so everyone has to chew gum from a bowl outside her office before talking to her and if she thinks you smell that day you have to go home and take a shower”.
The charges hit DeGeneres hard. “Ellen’s at the end of the line,” a source told Us Weekly. “She thought it was just the sour grapes of some detractors. But it’s not a passing thing. The hits keep coming.”
Is The Ellen Degeneres Going Off The Air?
Rumors about DeGeneres’ alleged behavior may have contributed to the collapse of her show’s ratings and cancellation rumors (for The Sun). But is it true that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will not air?
According to Telepictures Television, the production company behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the iconic show is safe for now. “Telepictures can confirm that this is not true,” the company’s representatives told the New York Post.
In 2019, DeGeneres announced that it had signed a three-year agreement, so the show should continue at least until 2022. “I’m excited to announce that I’ll be doing my show for another three years,” she said during the show (via Deadline). “Mostly because I like doing it every day, but also because it brings me to the end of my lease.”