Nine waiting on Ellen investigation before any decision in Australia
"We're waiting to see what the US are doing," says Nine programming director, on Ellen show future.
Ellen de Generes may be great clickbait right now, but reports of her show’s demise in Australia are a tad premature.
Nine is still awaiting the outcome of an investigation by Warner Media around allegations of a ‘toxic’ workplace on The Ellen De Generes Show, and there are still decisions to be made around production of the next season.
Yesterday reports emerged the show could be axed in Australia.
Nine programming director Hamish Turner says there were unrelated reasons that episodes of the home isolation edition have not been screening.
“They went to basically a clip version of the show at home. She wasn’t producing any content, so under the deal, we didn’t have to take them,” he tells TV Tonight.
“Do we have rights beyond this year? The answer to that is no.
“But we’ll wait to hear from Warner Brothers as to the results of their internal inquiry, because at the moment, they haven’t even come forward with what the show is, or when it might go back into production.
“We’re waiting to see what the US are doing and then obviously we’ll need to negotiate rates.
“There’s a lot to go under the bridge before we even get to that stage. We haven’t got a clear picture yet.”
Meanwhile The Ellen DeGeneres Show also screens locally on FOX Arena, meaning talk of the axe in Australia is doubly premature….