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Ellen DeGeneres Kicks Off Season 18 Of Talk Show And Addresses Toxic Workplace Allegations

Ellen DeGeneres returned on Monday to kick off the Season 18 premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and addressed workplace misconduct allegations against her and her team.  The daytime talk show came under investigation over the summer for being a “toxic” workplace. DeGeneres has been at the center of a scandal after BuzzFeed News published a report in July 2020 which detailed staffers negative experiences on the Ellen set, including claims of being penalized for taking medical leave, and fear of retribution for raising complaints.

Comedy Central To Air ‘South Park’ Pandemic Special

Comedy Central said in a news release that “South Park” is returning on September 30 for a hour-long special, tackling Covid-19. Titled “The Pandemic Special,” the episode will see Stan’s father Randy Marsh capitalizing on a growing market for pot for his recreational pot business “Tegridy Farms” as he “comes to terms with his role in the COVID-19 outbreak.”  A preview clip from the episode shows the kids back at school with barriers around their desks and face shield-wearing police replacing their teachers.