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The Ellen Show (2001–2002)

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An Internet executive moves to a small town.

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Series cast summary:
 Ellen Richmond (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Rusty Carnouk (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Catherine Richmond (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Mr. Munn (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Dot Richmond (18 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Pam / ... (16 episodes, 2001-2002)
 Bunny Hopstetter (6 episodes, 2001)


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, 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. Written by Anonymous

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Ellen's turning small town life into big time laughs!


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24 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Ellen, Again  »

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This show received poor enough ratings and audience reaction to justify it being canceled after 13 episodes, leaving 5 episodes unseen. The remaining 6 episodes received their first airing on the Paramount Comedy Channel in the UK, at 2.30pm on weekday afternoons. They were also released on the series' DVD release. See more »


Connie Gibson: [Connie, the bus driver, has been fired] You drove right over my heart, and you didn't even signal.
Ellen Richmond: If that isn't a country song... it really should be.
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This show should've been given a chance.
4 January 2003 | by (London England) – See all my reviews

Everyone should've gave this show a chance. I think if the networks kept it on for another season it might've took off. When 'Ellen' ended it was because in her last season she focused far too much about her opinions and of being a lesbian than anything else. Now there's hardly a mention, people probably wanted a tiny bit more of it, after all 4 years (from the time 'Ellen was cancelled) means things have changed, Will and Grace is out and everyone wants more of that humour. The networks probably cancelled it because the show was trying to become a Mary Tyler Moore reunion show, it was ok Mary playing her aunt, and Cloris her mum, but Betty White and Ed Asner, I think the show would've went right through Mary Tyler Moores cast list. But still, this show was very funny with a good cast, the next time ellen gets a show, keep it!

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