The Ellen DeGeneres Show has joined the list of shows that will tape without a live audience due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
“With the rapidly changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak, and out of concern for our audience attending The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Telepictures will suspend audience attendance during tapings effective Monday, March 16,” a spokesperson for Telepictures said in a statement. “This temporary measure will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and will not impact the production schedule of Ellen.
The spokesperson also disclosed that Ellen has already completed tapings for shows that will air through Friday, but Monday would be the first day to tape with a live audience.
The Wendy Williams Show, Daytime talk shows The View, Live With Kelly And Ryan and Tamron Hall among other shows previously announced they would be going without studio audiences for now due to concerns over coronavirus.