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The Ellen Show: Season 1 (2001-2002)

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Critic Consensus: While its laughs are few and far between, The Ellen Show is bolstered by a charming cast and its lead star's affable presence.

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Ellen Degeneres again tried for sitcom success as a dot.com executive from L.A. who moves back home with her mom. However, like the company her character ran, the series went bust.

Cast

Ellen DeGeneres
as Ellen Richmond
Martin Mull
as Mr. Munn
Regan Burns
as Officer B. Arthur
Mary Tyler Moore
as Mary Boudreau
Dakota Fanning
as Young Ellen
Marty Rackham
as Delivery Guy
Larry Joe Campbell
as Raccoon Guy
Jan Hoag
as Francine
Patience Cleveland
as Etta Marley
Susan Yeagley
as Knockers Waitress
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Critic Reviews for The Ellen Show: Season 1

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (7)

The Ellen Show offers moments of pleasure, notably when [Cloris] Leachman flutters around her house in a manner to thrill fans of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

January 2, 2020 | Full Review…

[Cloris] Leachman's a great comedic foil for the star, whose perky sense of irony is appealing as ever. Alas, the material is sitcom trite.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Fans of [Ellen] DeGeneres' bemused-observer comedy style will probably stay around, but it's nothing we haven't seen before.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

From Cloris Leachman, of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, to Jim Gaffigan and Martin Mull, this is a cast that understands the rhythms of traditional sitcom humor and knows how to pace its performances accordingly.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

There are a few laughs in the surprisingly pleasant premiere. But only a few. There are fewer still in the second episode.

September 4, 2019 | Full Review…

[Ellen] DeGeneres' off-handed sunniness can't save a disappointingly bland show.

December 17, 2019 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

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