Tiffany Haddish reportedly has emerged as the favourite to take over the post occupied by Ellen DeGeneres.
“Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades,” a senior NBCUniversal source told Page Six. “She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.”
The source adds that if Haddish takes over, the format will be different.
“As we revealed in February, DeGeneres owns the rights to her show, which is syndicated and produced by Warner Bros. so it’s impossible to replace her without launching a fresh format with a new host,” Page Six wrote in their report.
It is worthy to note that Haddish was guest host on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in October after reports of a toxic workplace environment led to the dismissal of executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, as well as co-executive producer Jonathan Norman. The three men were accused by former and current employees of sexual misconduct and harassment, in addition to inciting racism, fear, and intimidation.
DeGeneres confirmed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the 19th season of her syndicated daytime talk show will be her last. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” she explained.
DeGeneres later added: “You may wonder why I’ve decided to end after 19 seasons. The truth is, I always trust my instincts. My instinct told me it’s time. As a comedian, I’ve always understood the importance of…timing. In all seriousness, I truly have felt like next season was the right time to end this amazing chapter.”
We can’t wait to see how things pan out.