A single woman, Ellie Riggs, tries to navigate her way through the Los Angeles music scene and her own messy personal life. Told in real time, each episode is a linear 22-minute slice of Ellie's life.

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 Ellie Riggs (17 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Ben (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Edgar (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Susan (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Dr. Don Zimmerman / ... (16 episodes, 2002-2003)
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 Ingvar (11 episodes, 2002-2003)
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A single woman, Ellie Riggs, tries to navigate her way through the Los Angeles music scene and her own messy personal life. Told in real time, each episode is a linear 22-minute slice of Ellie's life.

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Life is a comedy. Especially hers.

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26 February 2002 (USA)  »

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22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs  »

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The original concept of the series was that each episode took place in real time. A timer on the corner of the screen counted down from 22 minutes, pausing in the middle for one commercial break. The timer was discontinued after a few episodes. For the second season, the conceit was abandoned altogether in favor of a more conventional time structure, perhaps due to a combination of network pressure and the difficulties in planning and filming the action so that it appears to unfold in real time. See more »

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Featured in 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) See more »

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Love It! Love It! Love It!
3 May 2002 | by (tv-land) – See all my reviews

JL-D is the sexiest comedienne to come along in a blue moon, and her timing is extraordinary. Her new sitcom does some amazing things with real-time narrative, and features an affable bunch of oddball neighbors and cohorts. I really think this show has the potential to become the righteous heir to SEINFELD which, as we all know, is a hell of an act to follow. Very urbane and witty, with astute character comedy juggling well with absurd physical schtick. And I LOVE those freeze frames which showcase Julia's gorgeous mouth! Ouch! More please!


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