“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” the Emmy Award-winning host said in a statement, sharing that season 18 kicks off on Sept. 21.
Tiffany Haddish will join DeGeneres in-studio and help kick off the new season. Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler and Orlando Bloom are the special guests during premiere week. Additionally, Stephen “tWitch” Boss will also guest host upcoming episodes of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” this fall.
Last month, amid the current investigation into the workplace culture at the daytime talk show, DeGeneres apologized to about 200 members of her staff during a video call. A source told ET that DeGeneres was “very real, unscripted, raw and honest” during her apology, which came at the start of production for the new season.
ET also learned last month that while there were no concrete plans of how DeGeneres would address the recent situation publicly, at the time the thought was that she will address it in some way on the show.
This week, BuzzFeed News obtained an that WarnerMedia. CEO Jason Kilar sent to staff.
“I am both concerned and disappointed by public reports regarding patterns of unacceptable behavior that have been raised in recent weeks,” he wrote.
In another email obtained by the outlet, Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff told employees she had “empowered, and will hold accountable, the Studios and Networks HR and Legal teams to act on any issues that are brought to them. These groups are a safe harbour where you can register any concerns.”
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