Sunday, July 21, 2024

NBC Axes Ellen DeGeneres’s “Game of Games,” Removing Her From TV Completely After This Spring


When “The Ellen Show” wraps production in May after 19 years, that will be it. No Ellen DeGeneres anywhere on TV.

Today NBC canceled Ellen’s “Game of Games” show after 4 seasons.

Most of Ellen’s producers from the talk show worked on the game show as well. Some of those producers are gone since the wrenching scandal in 2019 and 2020 in which DeGeneres’s staff’s treatment of each other and guests was revealed to be “toxic.”

Since the scandal, “Game of Games Show” dropped significantly in the ratings. In its final season in syndication, “The Ellen Show” is averaging 900,000 viewers per week.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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