Ellen gets a late showing. Gone: Weeds
You want the good news or the bad news? Ellen gets a regular late night slot on Nine. But Weeds is out.
Here’s an amendment that even TV Tonight missed in the flurry of changes that have been coming through this week.
Do you want the good news or the bad news (well you already read the headline, right?).
As of Monday Nine will be screening The Ellen DeGeneres Show twice daily, once at 12pm and another late at night.
It starts the late nighters at 11:30pm Monday 16th and continues weeknights, usually at the same time (Friday is pushed to 1:30am). Nine has been re-screening Ellen recently on 9HD.
The bad news is it has backtracked on plans to show the third season of Weeds as a result, including on 9HD. Other late night fillers including Just Shoot Me, Seinfeld are also gone.
To be clear, the afternoon edition of Ellen will remain the first edition off the satellite, with a repeat in the evenings. Meanwhile she moves off 9HD, to be replaced by a variety of shows including Notes from the Underbelly (not that underbelly!), specials with the Gardening Gurus, Stingers etc.
No doubt a regular late night slot will impact on The Late Show with David Letterman on TEN.