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A former Channel Ten executive has revealed what he really thinks will happen to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, after it was cancelled by Channel Nine. 

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A former Channel Ten executive has revealed what he really thinks will happen to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, after it was cancelled by Channel Nine. 

Rob McKnight, a former Studio 10 executive producer, revealed on his TV Blackbox podcast that while Ellen’s brand is ‘in trouble,’ he thinks she can bounce back.

It comes after the show was cancelled on the Nine Network this week, amid accusations of a ‘toxic’ workplace.   

A former TV executive has revealed what he REALLY thinks will happen to the Ellen DeGeneres Show - after it was cancelled on Channel Nine amid accusations of a 'toxic' workplace

A former TV executive has revealed what he REALLY thinks will happen to the Ellen DeGeneres Show – after it was cancelled on Channel Nine amid accusations of a ‘toxic’ workplace

‘I have a feeling Ellen will come back on in the US and she’s not going to skip a beat,’ Rob said. 

‘Those ratings are still going to be there, because when we talked about this issue on the Ben, Rob and Robbo Show, our feedback quite clearly shows people don’t want to know the truth about her.’

He also claimed that talks are still taking place between Nine and Warner Bros for the new season and that it’s not completely ruled out, despite being cancelled.  

Will she bounce back? Rob McKnight, a former Studio 10 executive producer, revealed on his TV Blackbox podcast that while Ellen's brand is 'in trouble,' he thinks she can bounce back

Will she bounce back? Rob McKnight, a former Studio 10 executive producer, revealed on his TV Blackbox podcast that while Ellen’s brand is ‘in trouble,’ he thinks she can bounce back

Speaking out: 'I have a feeling Ellen will come back on in the US and she's not going to skip a beat,' Rob said. Rob is pictured

Speaking out: ‘I have a feeling Ellen will come back on in the US and she’s not going to skip a beat,’ Rob said. Rob is pictured

‘TV Blackbox understands talks are continuing between Nine and Warner Bros. regarding securing the new season which begins next month,’ Rob said.  

Rob and his co-hosts also suggested that cutting the Ellen show was simply a ‘cost issue.’

‘Anything out of prime time… is not a priority,’ Rob said, with Ellen typically being aired at midday on Nine. 

Channel Nine stopped airing The Ellen DeGeneres show on Monday.  

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

Cancelled: It comes after the show was cancelled on the Nine Network this week, amid accusations of a 'toxic' workplace

Cancelled: It comes after the show was cancelled on the Nine Network this week, amid accusations of a ‘toxic’ workplace

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

While The Ellen DeGeneres Show has been pulled from Nine’s schedule for the time being, repeats will continue to air on multichannel 9Gem.

Discussions between Nine and Warner Bros. regarding broadcast rights for the upcoming season, which begins next month, are said to be ‘ongoing’.

The U.S. talk show, which has aired on Nine since 2013, is currently the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, after multiple staffers alleged that bullying, racism and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes.  

Making headlines: The U.S. talk show, which has aired on Nine since 2013, is currently the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, after multiple staffers alleged that bullying, racism and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes

Making headlines: The U.S. talk show, which has aired on Nine since 2013, is currently the subject of an internal investigation by WarnerMedia, after multiple staffers alleged that bullying, racism and sexual harassment were rampant behind the scenes

Warner Bros. Television announced last Monday 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 following an internal investigation into multiple allegations of a ‘toxic’ work culture behind the scenes of the popular daytime talk show.

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

Earlier this month, a Nine representative confirmed the network had chosen not to air new episodes from the current season, which Ellen is recording in self-isolation from her $27million mansion in California, because they were best-of episodes.

Re-runs: The network is instead airing reruns of Desperate Housewives - which previously screened on Seven - during Ellen's usual time slot between 12pm and 1pm

Re-runs: The network is instead airing reruns of Desperate Housewives – which previously screened on Seven – during Ellen’s usual time slot between 12pm and 1pm

‘In the end, they were running best-of iso compiles which we weren’t contracted to acquire,’ the spokesperson said.

Instead, Nine opted to screen reruns of The Ellen DeGeneres Show from before the coronavirus pandemic forced production to move from the studio to Ellen’s home.

However, these repeats have now stopped airing altogether, with soap opera Desperate Housewives – starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman and Eva Longoria – filling the midday time slot instead. 

Nine had previously stopped airing Ellen’s self-isolation broadcasts back in April, and replaced them with the American sitcom Kevin Can Wait.

But the network resumed airing repeats of The Ellen DeGeneres Show a week later.

It remains to be seen if Nine relents once again by pulling Desperate Housewives from the schedule and reinstating Ellen.

As well as 9Gem, the show will continue to screen locally on FOX Arena.  

Daily Mail Australia has contacted Channel Nine for comment, in relation to this story.  

Gone: Warner Bros. Television announced last Monday 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 Monday 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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