Australia's Foxtel has not secured rights to Season 19 of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, a rep confirmed to TV Blackbox, due to the show's ratings decline. The site reported that the talk show's final season, set to begin airing in America this September, currently lacks a home Down Under as a result.
Foxtel previously held Aussie premiere rights to Season 18 of Ellen, but it opted not to renew its deal. A spokesperson for 9 Network stated:
TV Blackbox added:
TV Blackbox understands the Seven Network is highly unlikely to secure the show. However, it remains possible Channel 10 could seek to add Ellen to its daytime line-up. The network has recently signed deals with Warner Bros to secure other programming titles.