- The Ellen DeGeneres Show won't air anymore on Australia's Channel Nine network.
- The show's 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. slot has been filled with Desperate Housewives.
Welp, it looks like Ellen DeGeneres' TV show drama is starting to catch up with her...and fast. Though there is no official word on if The Ellen DeGeneres Show will be canceled in the U.S. (yet), Australia is already leading the charge. Who knew Ellen's show even aired down under, but Australia's Channel Nine has decided to stop showing Ellen on television as of like, today.
The Ellen DeGeneres Show used to air on Channel Nine between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., but the show has been replaced. According to The Daily Mail, "discussions between Nine and Warner Bros. regarding broadcast rights for the upcoming season, which begins next month, are said to be 'ongoing.'" FWIW, Australians who are just dying to watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show can do so by tuning in to 9Gem.
Right now, no one really knows what the future holds for Ellen and her show, but James Corden is reportedly next in line to take her place. A July report from The Sun claimed James is the likely “the long-term successor,” and replacing Ellen is extremely possible. “This issue has fast-tracked everything and made everyone look at the future today,” the insider said. “James Corden was being eyed for Ellen’s job in the long term before any of this came to light.”
“James and his team have been trailblazers in modern TV, taking the once considered graveyard chat show slot into a cutting-edge format with huge online, social media, and global recognition,” the source continued. “Replacing Ellen was always going to be a tough challenge, but he is a natural fit and easy transition. James would freshen up daytime and with a free hand would be allowed to build a new afternoon era.”
In conclusion: Keep your eyes peeled for more dramatic updates.
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