The show was broadcast live from her house on April 7 by Ellen DeGeneres. The stage crews learned about the new location from posts made on social media websites on the internet. Even more infuriating was the revelation that a tech media company that did not support unions would assist with the remote production. That work could have been accomplished by some staff members.
A significant portion of the production team had been working on the exhibition since it first aired 17 years ago. It was a stressful period of time. During this time, the hosts of other talk shows paid their employees out of their own pockets.