They Couldn’t Discuss Their Futures
It all began in March. The final two weeks of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” which conclude on April 9, 2020, will be a turning point for the show. Over the course of those few weeks, a series of earthquakes occurred in July, which ultimately revealed the extent of the problem. During a 14-day blackout, the entire program staff prepared for the worst. They were unable to ask about their futures after the show was canceled.
A month later, they were informed of a 60 percent cut in pay and uncertain healthcare coverage during the global pandemic. During this time, Telepictures’ show remained on the air and continued to make money.