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Ellen DeGeneres says ‘we’re gonna talk about’ toxic workplace allegations when show returns to the air

The show returns to the air on Sept. 21

In this Oct. 13, 2016, file photo, Ellen DeGeneres appears during a commercial break at a taping of “The Ellen Show” in Burbank.
Ellen DeGeneres appears during a commercial break at a taping of “The Ellen Show” in Burbank, Calif., on Oct. 13, 2016.
Andrew Harnik, Associated Press

After months of controversy, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is returning to the air.

The daytime talk show is set to debut its new season on Sept. 21. And when the show returns, DeGeneres suggested that she will address the allegations of a toxic work environment that led to the departure of three of the show’s top producers last month, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

“I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a statement on Tuesday, according to THR.

The new season of “Ellen” will return to being filmed in studio, but without a live audience due to continued COVID-19 restrictions, according to Variety.

Tiffany Haddish will be the first guest of the show’s new season, and stars like Alec Baldwin, Chrissy Teigen, Adam Sandler and Orlando Bloom are also set to make appearances on “Ellen” this season, according to Variety.

The show will also be guest-hosted on some episodes by Stephen “tWitch” Boss, who was named an executive producer on “Ellen” last month after acting as the show’s DJ since 2014, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has faced controversy in recent months after employees on the show alleged mistreatment and toxicity on set, the Deseret News previously reported.

The show underwent an investigation, leading to the exit of “Ellen” producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and Jonathan Norman, as well as an emotional apology from DeGeneres to her staff, according to the Deseret News.

The new season of “Ellen” debuting on Sept. 21 will be the show’s 18th season.