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Ellen’s producers deny rumors that her show is getting canceled

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Representatives of The Ellen DeGeneres Show are denying rumors the hit talk show is getting canceled due to low ratings and bad publicity.

Yesterday, the British tabloid The Sun published an article that claimed that Ellen’s show may soon be canceled.

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The article referred to “rumors” that are “swirling” about Ellen’s impending cancellation but didn’t name anyone making that claim.

The Sun cited the show’s ratings, which dropped 14% in June, as well as rumors that Ellen hasn’t been treated her workers well.

Now Telepictures Productions – one of the production companies behind the long-running talk show – is denying the rumors.

“Telepictures can confirm it’s untrue” that her show is getting canceled, a representative told the New York Post.

Ellen herself has faced numerous accusations that she treats her workers poorly. In April, her crew said that they hadn’t been paid in weeks and didn’t even know if they were still employed as the show went on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In May, a former bodyguard accused her of being “demeaning” and in June she was criticized for a vague tweet in support of the George Floyd protests.

While Ellen’s ratings dropped in June, many other talk shows also took a hit as they were preempted by news reports about the nationwide protests and the coronavirus pandemic.

Ellen is reportedly under contract to host the show until 2022.

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