Ellen DeGeneres will not be dancing so laborious amid rumors over the way forward for her show.
DeGeneres, 62, is struggling to carry on to her fan base following troubling accusations over her conduct.
With only one yr left on her current deal, the multimillionaire host will enter talks about “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” subsequent month, Web page Six has discovered.
Her scores have slipped eight p.c, in response to official stats, and “The Kelly Clarkson Show” — which airs after “Ellen” in most syndication markets — could properly take the “Ellen” show’s three p.m. slot if it involves an finish, TV insiders are musing.
DeGeneres got here below hearth for her conduct behind the scenes final summer season — and producers had been pressured to go away amid stories about their office conduct.
We’re informed that NBC chiefs wooed pop star Clarkson, 38, for years earlier than she launched her eponymous show — produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Home Tv Distribution — in September 2019.
It turned the most-watched new daytime talk show in seven years, successful three Daytime Emmys final yr, together with one for Clarkson as greatest leisure talk show host.
Final month, “The Kelly Clarkson Show” hit a season excessive — and matched DeGeneres’ numbers for the primary time.
DeGeneres owns the rights to her show, so it’s inconceivable to exchange her with out launching a contemporary format with a brand new host.
Nevertheless, “Ellen” show producers at Telepictures wish to preserve the celebrated time slot, as a supply informed us: “Telepictures is aware of Ellen desires out, however execs wish to preserve the time slots and put one other host in her place.”
The supply additional stated, “Kelly would probably get Ellen’s time slots, however Telepictures will battle to maintain them.”
Reps didn’t remark.