Ellen

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  • TV-G
  • 1994
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.8  (16,435)

Ellen DeGeneres broke onto the comedy scene in the early 80s and begin packing comedy houses all over the United States. She became so popular, she was offered a small spot on the very popular TV Show The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson. At the end of her set, Johnny Carson did something he hadn't done with any comedian: he asked her to sit on stage with him. This coveted spot was reserved for big name film stars, not comediennes. With this exposure, she was soon thrust into the limelight and became a movie and television star. Soon the producers were so taken by her general persona and comedy they gave her a sitcom named Ellen. The show followed the life of a neurotic book store owner named Ellen Morgan. The show followed her through the ups and downs of bookstore ownership, dealing with her family, and her many attempts at love. The show gained rave reviews and a large fan base when the main character announced that she was gay. With this revelation, the show took on many controversial issues of the gay and lesbian community. At one point, this show was the most watched show in the country.

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22. Vows
July 22, 1998
Ellen thinks about taking her relationship with Laurie to the next level.
When Ellen Talks, People Listen
21. When Ellen Talks, People Listen
July 15, 1998
Ellen tries to encourage her radio audience to be nicer.
A Hollywood Tribute Part 2
20. A Hollywood Tribute Part 2
May 13, 1998
A parody of the career of Ellen DeGeneres, celebrating her 75 years in show business.
A Hollywood Tribute Part 1
19. A Hollywood Tribute Part 1
May 13, 1998
A parody of Ellen DeGeneres' career, celebrating 75 years in show business.
Hospital
18. Hospital
March 4, 1998
Ellen rushes to the hospital after discovering Laurie was in an accident.
It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!
17. It's a Gay, Gay, Gay, Gay World!
February 25, 1998
Spence sniffs insecticide and awakens in a world where being gay is normal.
Neighbors
16. Neighbors
February 18, 1998
Ellen tries to make friends with her neighbors.
Ellen in Focus
15. Ellen in Focus
February 11, 1998
Ellen and Joe join Paige's focus group, so that her new cop show will receive high marks and need minimal changes before air time.
Escape from L.A.
14. Escape from L.A.
January 28, 1998
Laurie takes Ellen on a weekend getaway to San Diego where problems arise between them when Laurie's instinct to be organized clashes with Ellen's natural neurotic instinct for spontaneity leading to both of them wanting some space from each other.
The Funeral
13. The Funeral
January 14, 1998
When Laurie's father dies suddenly, Ellen must help her make peace.
Womyn Fest
12. Womyn Fest
January 7, 1998
Ellen takes Paige and Audrey to a female only concert in Berkeley.
Break Up
11. Break Up
December 17, 1997
Ellen and Laurie hit a crossroads on their one-month anniversary.
All Ellen, All the Time
10. All Ellen, All the Time
December 3, 1997
Ellen gets a job at a small, all-talk radio station.
Like a Virgin
9. Like a Virgin
November 26, 1997
Laurie has prepared for a big romantic evening with flowers, fine wine and a homemade dinner, but she still needs Ellen to stick around for it.
Emma
8. Emma
November 19, 1997
Thanks to Paige, Ellen lands a job as personal assistant to Emma Thompson.
Public Display of Affection
7. Public Display of Affection
November 12, 1997
Ellen tries to win the approval of her new girlfriend's daughter.
G.I. Ellen
6. G.I. Ellen
November 5, 1997
Ellen accompanies her father to his annual Civil War re-enactment.
Just Coffee
5. Just Coffee
October 29, 1997
Ellen goes on a date with her mortgage broker, but starts to think she's the only one looking for romance.
Gay Yellow Pages
4. Gay Yellow Pages
October 15, 1997
Ellen feels pressured to support gay businesses, but a gay plumber nearly sends her housewarming party down the drain.
Roommates
3. Roommates
October 8, 1997
Ellen's new neighbors offer to introduce her to a friend.
Social Climber
2. Social Climber
October 1, 1997
Ellen fakes athletic prowess to impress her "spinning" instructor.
Guys or Dolls
1. Guys or Dolls
September 24, 1997
Ellen runs into former boyfriend Dan while on a date.
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Description

Ellen DeGeneres broke onto the comedy scene in the early 80s and begin packing comedy houses all over the United States. She became so popular, she was offered a small spot on the very popular TV Show The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson. At the end of her set, Johnny Carson did something he hadn't done with any comedian: he asked her to sit on stage with him. This coveted spot was reserved for big name film stars, not comediennes. With this exposure, she was soon thrust into the limelight and became a movie and television star.

Soon the producers were so taken by her general persona and comedy they gave her a sitcom named Ellen. The show followed the life of a neurotic book store owner named Ellen Morgan. The show followed her through the ups and downs of bookstore ownership, dealing with her family, and her many attempts at love. The show gained rave reviews and a large fan base when the main character announced that she was gay. With this revelation, the show took on many controversial issues of the gay and lesbian community. At one point, this show was the most watched show in the country.

Ellen is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (111 episodes). The series first aired on March 29, 1994.

Where to Watch Ellen

Ellen is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ellen on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 29, 1994
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (16,435)