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Watching Ellie 

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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Brad Hall
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2003   2002   Unknown  
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ...  Ellie Riggs 17 episodes, 2002-2003
Darren Boyd ...  Ben 16 episodes, 2002-2003
Steve Carell ...  Edgar 16 episodes, 2002-2003
Lauren Bowles ...  Susan 16 episodes, 2002-2003
Don Lake ...  Dr. Don Zimmerman / ... 16 episodes, 2002-2003
Peter Stormare ...  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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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

22 Minutes with Eleanor Riggs See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

Hammond's Reef,NBC Studios See more »
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Runtime:

(19 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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For the first season, 13 episodes were made but NBC only aired 10 of them See more »

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

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good god did this suck
26 February 2002 | by bizdogSee all my reviews

I was not expecting too much with this show - seeing the success of most spin-offs from Seinfeld failed, I was hoping Watching Ellie wouldn't suffer the same fate...but the show was just plain terrible. While the real-time format was somewhat original (sorry, "24" made it first), there was absolutely no structure whatsoever to the show. There were random events after random events, and the show literally became...well, a show about nothing - and not in the good way. The jokes failed regularly; while I applaud their decision to avoid a laugh track, there's something else they should have done away with: sitcom jokes. While the show is not all sitcom jokes, there were enough in there to realize just how bad such styled jokes are without a laugh track to encourage your humor. There was no Sex and the City humor in here, or even Malcolm in the Middle humor. Frankly, there was no humor. The little clock was no longer a means to orient yourself in Ellie's world - instead, it became more of a dragging clock. It is kind of like being in school, watching the clock and waiting for the 12:00 lunch bell...and the clock just drags sooooo slowly. Watching Ellie crashed and burned pretty damn badly.


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