The Ellen DeGeneres Show recently restructured its senior production team after several accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment came to the surface.
On Monday all "Ellen", staff members received the news during a staff meeting with Ellen.
The three senior producers, which includes executive producers Ed Glavin, Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman, have been removed from the Warner Bros. distribution.
As the staff say goodbye to the three, Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner and Derek Westervelt will remain at the show in their positions as executive producers, which they have been since 2003.
A source stated recently that DeGeneres was emotional during their meeting as she told the staff members that what she read about the show "broke her heart."
It is no shock seeing that the departures had been expected ever since the story of the allegations of misconduct, harassment and questionable behavior on the set of the show, which included Glavin, Leman and Norman, were released.
Sources revealed that Leman and Glavin are also released as EPs on other DeGeneres-produced shows. After the drama Warner Bros. initiated an investigation into the show’s culture.
Staffers were informed that the show has pushed back its 18th season debut by a week and will now be hosted on September 14.