Will Tiffany Haddish replace Ellen DeGeneres? Here's why she is 'top of the list' to take over daytime throne

'Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades. She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice,' said a source


                            Will Tiffany Haddish replace Ellen DeGeneres? Here's why she is 'top of the list' to take over daytime throne
Tiffany Haddish did the guest hosting for the Ellen DeGeneres show in October 2020 after reports of a toxic workplace environment surfaced (Instagram,Getty Images)

A US publication has revealed actress Tiffany Haddish is tipped to replace Ellen DeGeneres after the veteran talk show host revealed she’s ending her reign of the famous daytime show.

In an exclusive interview with The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, May 12, Ellen announced that the upcoming 19th season of the 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' will be it's last. She said the decision was several years in the making and that she informed the staff of the show on Tuesday, May 11. “When you’re a creative person, you constantly need to be challenged – and as great as this show is, and as fun as it is, it’s just not a challenge anymore,” DeGeneres said. As soon as the report came to light, it was indicated by many news publications that Haddish might be the new daytime face.

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The 'Girls Trip' star has frequently filled in for some of the episodes of Ellen's show in the past. In the wake of her killing her daytime talk show, a senior NBC source told Page Six: “Tiffany is a favorite, she has humor and empathy in spades." The source also said: "She’s top of the list to get a daytime show – she’s a fresh voice.” 



 

Haddish previously wore Ellen's shoes for the first time in October 2020 and in April 2021. Ellen owns the rights to the talk show, which is syndicated and produced by Warner Bros. Hence it’s impossible to replace her without launching a fresh format with a new host. Haddish did the guest hosting for the Ellen show in October after reports of a toxic workplace environment led to the dismissal of executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman, as well as co-executive producer Jonathan Norman. The three men were accused by former and current employees of sexual misconduct and harassment, in addition to inciting racism, fear, and intimidation. Ellen addressed the allegations for the first time when she returned to her show in September. Haddish also appeared on that same episode and voiced her support for Ellen.



 

Apart from her guest-hosting duties, Haddish has been flexing her hosting muscles on CBS’ “Kids Say The Darndest Things.” She’s also currently starring opposite Billy Crystal in the new movie, 'Here Today.' Meanwhile, Kelly Clarkson whose show after Ellen's is a favorite to grab the 3 pm time slot.



 

Ellen revealed the show's end in an interview with 'Today' anchor Savannah Guthrie, who flew to LA to chat with her on Wednesday, May 12. Guthrie was supposed to break the news of DeGeneres’ exit, alongside The Hollywood Reporter, on Thursday, May 13 morning, but the news was leaked beforehand.



 

Soon the news made its way to social media. One person said, "Tiffany Haddish is really doing the damn thing. I love she." While another one asked, "Why do I not believe this? Feels like people have been pushing for Ellen to be off the air for a few years. I hope they find a good replacement if that’s the case, the Friday shows could’ve been tryouts but most of them are awkward as talk show hosts."



 



 

One person rooted for Haddish and said, "Why don't people root for Tiffany Haddish!?! I love to see her win!!  Also, the shaderoom comments are never a great judge of character so there's that..." While another one said, "Tiffany haddish on they ass. She getting everything she earned unapologetically. It’s crazy how do blacks didn’t wanna cast her for things."



 



 

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