The Ellen Show

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The Ellen Show
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Premiere September 24, 2001
Finale January 11, 2002
Creator Carol Leifer &
Mitchell Hurwitz
Network/Provider CBS
Style 30-minute sitcom
Company The Hurwitz Company,
Artists Television Group,
CBS Productions,
Columbia TriStar Television
Seasons 1
Episodes 18 (5 unaired)
(List of episodes)
Origin USA

The Ellen Show is a sitcom that aired on CBS.

After her internet company,, went bankrupt, Ellen Richmond decides to trade the stresses of her fast-track, big-city lifestyle for the slower pace of her quieter hometown, where she is known and loved. It remains to be seen, however, whether or not returning to her hometown, a fishbowl of a place, and her eccentric mother, Dot, and scatter-brained sister, Catherine, is the best course of action. At home, Ellen becomes reacquainted with her senior prom date, Rusty, who thinks they can pick up where they left off (which, since she's a lesbian, seems unlikely), and her befuddled high school teacher, Mr. Munn. Though worlds apart from the people who love her, Ellen begins to adjust to a very different way of life and takes a job at her former school.



Actor Character
Main Cast
Ellen DeGeneres Ellen Richmond
Jim Gaffigan Rusty Carnouk
Emily Rutherfurd Catherine Richmond
Martin Mull Ed Munn
Kerri Kenney Pam
Cloris Leachman Dot Richmond


Season  Premiere Finale #
Season One September 24, 2001 January 11, 2002 18


DVD Releases

Title Release Discs
Complete Series  (Region 1)
The Complete Series July 11, 2006 purchase 2

External Sites