Embattled star Ellen DeGeneres has revealed she is bringing back her troubled talk show, amid the toxic workplace scandal it is currently under investigation for, which she will address when it airs later this month.
'I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we're gonna talk about it,' said DeGeneres in a press statement on Tuesday, referring to the current investigation going on.
Despite the controversy, The Ellen DeGeneres Show returns for Season 18 on Monday, September 21st, and will resume filming from the ELLEN stage on the Warner Bros. lot without an in-studio audience.
She's back: Ellen DeGeneres has revealed her 'toxic' talk-show will return this month despite ongoing investigation into workplace scandal... and her first guest will be Tiffany Haddish
DeGeneres, 62, has even secured her guests for the new series that will include Tiffany Haddish, Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Rock, Amy Schumer, Adam Sandler, and Orlando Bloom.
It was also revealed in the statement that Stephen “tWitch” Boss will a guest host upcoming episodes, though it is unclear if this means he will be taking the place of DeGeneres in selective episodes.
Last month, executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman were all fired from the popular talk show following accusations leveled against them by current and former staffers.
Facing the music: Ellen, 62, has said she will address the toxic workplace scandal on her show
DeGeneres is said to have broken the news to employees in a videoconference call, where she described the recent allegations as 'heartbreaking' according to reports at the time.
An 'emotional' and 'apologetic' DeGeneres announced the decision in a call with more than 200 workers, sources told Variety.
They said the host - who has herself been accused of of fostering a 'toxic environment' - admitted on the call she was 'not perfect' and that the show's leaders had not been sensitive to 'human beings' as they instead focused on running the show as a 'well-oiled