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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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Brad Hall
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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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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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Too bad...
11 August 2004 | by lune78See all my reviews

It's too bad this show got cancelled so quickly, because personnally, I liked it a lot. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a remarkable actress and the supporting cast is just as awesome, especially Steve Carell who played Ellie's arrogant, annoying but hilarious ex-boyfriend Edgar (lucky for us, we got to see him play an equally arrogant guy in Bruce Almighty) . I'm afraid the pilot, which was just OK, dissuaded many from keeping watching "Ellie": during the first episodes, the show was trying to find itself, trying to be original but it still had that Seinfeld feel at the same time (the fact that Ellie would sing at the end of the first few episodes was quite reminiscent of Jerry's opening and closing monologues), and I have to admit that at first, it was hard to tell Ellie and Elaine apart. But eventually, the show slightly changed its concept and got better and funnier, and I'm told it was a whole lot more watchable than the Micheal Richards show and Bob Peterson, Jason Alexander's sitcom. Seinfeld Curse? Not in Julia's case, who has the talent to be an even better headliner than Jerry ever was. Too bad, just too bad...


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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 »

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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(19 episodes)

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