Ellen to resume limited studio audience
40 audience members per show to step into Ellen studio.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show is bringing back its live studio audience for the first time since the pandemic began.
Ellen is welcoming a limited amount of people from Wednesday, October 28 (tomorrow US time).
The Hollywood Reporter notes the show has a backlog of 4,000 fans and will select 40 who will have to follow strict health and safety protocols. It will also continue with their 70 virtual audience members.
No doubt an enthusiastic crowd will help restore some shine to her image given recent headlines.
California is still tracking at over 4000 new cases a day.
Meanwhile, Saturday Night Live returned with a live audience in early October creatively paying audience members a small fee to justify them as ’employees’ and fulfill New York City’s COVID guidelines. New York has over 1000 new cases a day.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show screens in Australia on Nine and FOX Arena.