The Ellen DeGeneres Show continues with another week of reruns after the return to production was postponed due to a surge in COVID cases in the county of Los Angeles.
“Because of the COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles County and for the continued safety of our employees and crew, the Ellen DeGeneres Show will add a week to production,” a Telepictures representative said in a statement to our sister site Deadline.
DeGeneres’ long-running daily show of the same name stopped production in early December after the host tested positive for COVID-19.
“I want you all to know that I have tested positive for COVID-19. Luckily I’m fine right now, ”DeGeneres tweeted at the time. “Everyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. We’ll all see you again after the holidays. Please stay safe and sound. “
The Ellen DeGeneres Show was due to resume production with new episodes on Monday, January 4th, nearly a month after DeGeneres tested positive. With the Los Angeles County Health Department urging television and film productions to “pause for a few weeks” as the area suffers from a “catastrophic increase in COVID cases,” the speaker returns, citing an abundance of caution report to work on Monday, January 11th.