Producers exit Ellen DeGeneres Show
Three senior producers have “parted ways” with Ellen's talk show.
Three senior producers — executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, as well as co-executive producer Jonathan Norman — have been fired from The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
A Warner Bros. spokeswoman confirmed that the three have “parted ways” with the show.
Others, Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will continue to executive-produce while Stephen “tWitch” Boss — the show’s resident DJ — has been promoted to co-executive producer.
The change comes less than a month after former employees came forward with allegations around workplace culture.
Variety notes an internal investigation interviewed more than 100 people connected to the show, but found no evidence of “systemic” racism on the show, although there was an acknowledgment that more needed to be done in terms of diversity and inclusion.
Warner Bros. declined to comment on the specifics of that investigation.
Last week Nine programming director Hamish Turner told TV Tonight, Nine was waiting for clarity from the US before it could confirm further seasons.
“There’s a lot to go under the bridge before we even get to that stage. We haven’t got a clear picture yet.”
The Ellen de Generes Show also airs in Australia on FOX Arena.