• Ellen DeGeneres will address the toxic workplace controversy on her show
  • "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" season 18 will premiere on Sept. 21
  • The staff and crew of DeGeneres' show will receive better perks and benefts

Ellen DeGeneres will be back on her talk show this month following the workplace scandal that plagued the show in the past few weeks and she promised to talk about the controversy in her return.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" was initially expected to resume on Wednesday, Sept. 9, but the season 18 premiere had been pushed back to Sept. 21. However, DeGeneres released a statement ahead of her return.

"I can't wait to get back to work and back to our studio," DeGeneres said in a statement acquired by People.

"Yes, we're gonna talk about it," she added referring to the scandal that plagued the show.

For the new season's premiere, DeGeneres will be joined by Tiffany Haddish in the studio. Meanwhile, Kerry Washington, Alec Baldwin and Chrissy Teigen are set to appear as guests in the first few episodes.

DeGeneres will also interview comedians this season, including Chris Rock, Amy Schumer and Adam Sandler. Katy Perry's fiancé Orlando Bloom will also appear on the show.

DeGeneres was spotted with a friend leaving a restaurant in Santa Barbara last month. The show host did not comment when asked to talk about the three top producers who were fired amid the investigation following the toxic workplace complaints from the staffers. However, when she was asked about the show, the Emmy award-winning host gave a short response.

"I will be talking to my fans," DeGeneres said.

DeGeneres also met with the staff in a video conference earlier this month. She was emotional as she admitted to them that she "wasn't perfect," a source who was on the call told People.

"I'm a multi-layered person, and I try to be the best person I can be and I try to learn from my mistakes," DeGeneres said.

"I'm hearing that some people felt that I wasn't kind or too short with them, or too impatient. I apologize to anybody if I've hurt your feelings in any way."

In related news, “The Ellen Degeneres Show” staff will reportedly receive new perks and benefits. Several former and current staffers complained that it was very difficult for them to file a leave of absence from work even if they had valid reasons. The production management wants to make up things with them, so the staff and crew will now receive five paid days off, birthdays off and paid time for doctor appointments and family matters, and more.

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Ellen DeGeneres attends the 77th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 5, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic