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The Ellen Show 

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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Comedy | Romance

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USA

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English

Release Date:

24 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Ellen, Again See more »

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| (18 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color
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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 »

Quotes

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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Referenced in The Jack and Triumph Show: Something Racist (2015) See more »

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Taking this show off the air was a HUGE mistake.
13 February 2005 | by netmoviefanSee all my reviews

I had not laughed as hard at each episode since MASH and CHEERS. After I saw this taken off the air, and previously the US version of Men Behaving Badly, I realized that network upper management was seriously clueless about what the people want, and in some cases, are really only looking at the numbers. It's a precedent in business now that alleviates risk, but has been done so many times that risk is not even considered and everyone is now looking at ratings and in correlation, the final line item. It's a hem-and-haw America now. The Edisons and Graham Bells are gone. I'm in the electronic engineering industry and I see the same thing here. I believe it's why the internet bubble popped and now why it will take us FOREVER to move ahead. Just like this show, we have no vision. And even if we do, we're not willing to take the risk.


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