Channel Nine finalises deal with Warner Bros to air new season of the Ellen DeGeneres show

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The Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, after the Australian network reached a agreement with Warner Bros.

Ellen’s deal with Nine sends a clear message that she isn’t going anywhere, after her eponymous program was rocked by scandal in recent months.

A Nine spokesperson confirmed to Daily Mail Australia on Friday that new episodes of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air from September 22 after a two-week break.

The U.S. talk show is facing allegations of a ‘toxic’ workplace environment, and the negative headlines apparently allowed Nine to negotiate a cheaper deal.

Guess who's back! The Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, after the Australian network reached a agreement with Warner Bros

Guess who’s back! The Ellen DeGeneres Show is set to return to Channel Nine later this month, after the Australian network reached a agreement with Warner Bros 

‘The new season of The Ellen DeGeneres Show will air on Nine from September 22, we look forward to the show returning,’ a network representative said, after the news was first reported by industry website TV Blackbox.

Last month, leading TV commentator Rob McKnight said he believed the controversy surrounding the show came up ‘at the perfect time during a negotiation period’ and gave the Nine ‘bargaining power’.

McKnight, a former senior executive at Nine, told Daily Mail Australia at the time that Nine had the enviable position of being ‘willing to walk away’ from the deal.

She ain't cancelled yet! Ellen's deal with Nine sends a clear message that she isn't going anywhere, after her eponymous program was rocked by scandal in recent months

She ain’t cancelled yet! Ellen’s deal with Nine sends a clear message that she isn’t going anywhere, after her eponymous program was rocked by scandal in recent months 

‘Nine are in negotiations and to bring the price down they’re showing Warner Bros. that they’re willing to walk away,’ said McKnight.

‘With the advertising market shrinking [due to the coronavirus recession], the focus is on prime time. I’m sure they’d like to keep Ellen, but this whole controversy has come up at the perfect time for them during a negotiation period. 

‘They’ll be taking a look at the ratings of Desperate Housewives in the Ellen slot and seeing whether it adversely affects them before they walk away from the deal.

Speaking out: Last month, leading TV commentator Rob McKnight (pictured) said he believed the controversy surrounding The Ellen DeGeneres Show came up 'at the perfect time during a negotiation period' and gave the Nine 'bargaining power'

Speaking out: Last month, leading TV commentator Rob McKnight (pictured) said he believed the controversy surrounding The Ellen DeGeneres Show came up ‘at the perfect time during a negotiation period’ and gave the Nine ‘bargaining power’

‘The fact is, this is all about getting the best deal for Nine. Controversies come and go, but at the moment every dollar counts.’

McKnight also made the ‘bold prediction’ that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will continue to rate well in Australia and other overseas territories, despite the negative headlines.

‘Ellen won’t lose any viewers and will rate as well as she ever has,’ he said.

'Her fans don't want to know the truth': McKnight also made the 'bold prediction' that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will continue to rate well in Australia and other overseas territories, despite the negative headlines

‘Her fans don’t want to know the truth’: McKnight also made the ‘bold prediction’ that The Ellen DeGeneres Show will continue to rate well in Australia and other overseas territories, despite the negative headlines

‘Here’s the thing: her fans don’t want to know the truth. They want to believe she is this kind and generous soul who wouldn’t treat anyone badly.’

McKnight’s analysis came after Channel Nine chose to stop airing Ellen last month pending an internal investigation by WarnerMedia into accusations of racism, bullying and sexual harassment behind the scenes.

For now, the network is airing reruns of Desperate Housewives – which previously screened on Seven – during Ellen’s usual time slot between 12pm and 1pm.

Reruns: Channel Nine chose to stop airing the U.S. talk show last month pending an internal investigation by WarnerMedia into accusations of racism, bullying and sexual harassment behind the scenes. The network is instead airing reruns of Desperate Housewives (pictured)

Reruns: Channel Nine chose to stop airing the U.S. talk show last month pending an internal investigation by WarnerMedia into accusations of racism, bullying and sexual harassment behind the scenes. The network is instead airing reruns of Desperate Housewives (pictured)

‘We are resting Ellen repeats on Nine and have replaced with Desperate Housewives,’ a Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia at the time. 

Warner Bros. Television announced last month that three senior producers had been fired from Ellen’s show: Ed Glavin, one of the executive producers; Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer; and Kevin Leman, the show’s head writer.  

They were sacked as a result of the internal investigation into multiple allegations of a ‘toxic’ work culture behind the scenes of the popular daytime talk show.

Employees described a working environment rife with ‘racism, fear and intimidation.’

Gone: Warner Bros. Television announced last month that three senior producers had been fired from Ellen's show: Ed Glavin, one of the executive producers; Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer; and Kevin Leman, the show's head writer

Gone: Warner Bros. Television announced last month that three senior producers had been fired from Ellen’s show: Ed Glavin, one of the executive producers; Jonathan Norman, a co-executive producer; and Kevin Leman, the show’s head writer

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