Ellen DeGeneres starts her new season today looking like she snacked a lot while Rome burned. Ellen delivers a Mea Culpa speech at the top of today’s show promising to start a new chapter after a summer of scandals and low ratings. Can she save her show? She certainly makes a pitch and says she’s sorry if people were hurt by her neglect. I’m not sure if that’s going to work and she doesn’t seem convinced either. It will take a week or more to see if the fans are with her.
The fact that they released this clip this morning says a lot, too. The “Ellen” producers– the ones who survived the summer– want their viewers back.