• "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" named resident DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss as its new co-executive producer
  • The management fired the talk show’s three top producers
  • EP Andy Lassner and Portia de Rossi confirmed that Ellen DeGeneres will continue doing the show

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show" has decided to make resident DJ Stephen "tWitch" Boss a co-executive producer after the firing of the show’s three top producers.

Two individuals familiar with the decision told Variety that Boss has been named a co-executive producer at the daytime talk show. Ellen DeGeneres wants to "come back strong" in its 18th season. The host's renewed commitment to diversity prompted her to promote Boss, the sources said.

DeGeneres recognized Boss' contribution to the show. His promotion will give him more influence in both programming and working culture, according to one insider.

Prior to his promotion, Boss opened up about the show amid the toxic workplace allegations. He acknowledged the complaints but said there was love on set.

"We can’t speak too much legally about it, but I’ll say this, there’s been love," Boss told Us Weekly.

"Obviously there’s some things to address, but from my standpoint and from countless others, there’s been love. I’ll just leave it at that until there’s a time where we can address more publicly. There’s been love and there’ll will continue to be love."

During the interview, Boss said he was already excited to go back to work. However, he also admitted that he will miss the time he spent with his wife Allison Holker and their children.

"All this time at home, being able to be with the kids and the family and all that, it’s just like you know the day when they’re like, ‘OK, everything’s done everybody go back to work,’ I think everybody’s going to have a little bit of separation anxiety," he added.

Meanwhile, the top management at Warner Bros. decided to fire executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman.

Top executive producers Mary Connelly and Andy Lassner will remain. When the show was subjected to an internal investigation, a fan expressed concern over the show’s status to Lassner on social media. However, he assured everyone that the show will continue because “nobody is going off the air.”

DeGeneres’ wife Portia de Rossi was also previously asked about the cancellation issue. The “Scandal” star firmly said that DeGeneres will continue doing the show.

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