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An Internet executive moves to a small town.
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Series cast summary:
Ellen DeGeneres ...  Ellen Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Jim Gaffigan ...  Rusty Carnouk 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Emily Rutherfurd ...  Catherine Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Martin Mull ...  Mr. Munn 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Cloris Leachman ...  Dot Richmond 18 episodes, 2001-2002
Kerri Kenney ...  Pam / ... 16 episodes, 2001-2002
Diane Delano ...  Bunny Hopstetter 6 episodes, 2001
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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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English

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24 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Ellen, Again See more »

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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 »

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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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Guess who's 'gay' again?
25 September 2001 | by Aussie StudSee all my reviews

Yep, Ellen is gay again in this mediocre sitcom which is not a continuation of "Ellen", but in fact a brand new show centering around her return to her home-town to settle down after her dot.com company folds. Ellen moves back in with her mother and her sister, who keeps dating pathetic losers.

Cloris Leachman plays her mother, quite a step down from her usual array of whacko characters including Phyllis from the long-running Mary Tyler Moore show. Martin Mull also makes an appearance as the principal of the high school that Ellen used to attend.

While Ellen promises to tone down the 'gay' issue in this new series, the premiere episode would have you think otherwise. She mentions to her mother that she has broken up with her girlfriend. She comes out to the faculty of the high school and even has a brief encounter with the lesbian gym teacher (ha-ha). Her bedroom sports posters of Billie Jean King, Charlie's Angels and an abstract painting of what appears to be a vagina. But it certainly isn't half as busy as the last season of "Ellen" was.

Like most comedians, Ellen can be funny sometimes. Other times, her jokes hit the wall and slide down it like a rotten egg. The premiere episode was sorta funny, but I only watched it because it was on after the hilarious EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND.

CBS is making a dangerous move in transferring THE ELLEN SHOW show to a Friday slot where it is sure to lose more than half of its audience. All in all, this isn't such a bad show, but then again, I certainly won't be pushing aside plans to stay home on Friday nights to watch this either.


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