The Ellen Show is a television sitcom created by Ellen DeGeneres, Mitchell Hurwitz and Carol Leifer and starring DeGeneres as Ellen Richmond, an Internet entrepreneur who 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.
The series aired in the USA on CBS from 24 September, 2001 to 11 January, 2002. There are 18 half-hour episodes in the series, although only 13 aired in the USA.
The Ellen Show aired in South Africa on e.tv from 2 October, 2012 to 29 January, 2013, on Tuesdays at 20h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. All 18 episodes aired on e.tv.
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.