Watching Ellie

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Watching Ellie

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, best known as Elaine from Seinfeld, stars in the real-time sitcom about a Los Angeles singer/voice over actress. Each episode will represent a half-hour of Eleanor's life. Some of the innovations of the show include a clock time used on the screen to count the show's 22 minutes as the episode is shown. Created by Brad Hall (Julia Louis-Dreyfus's real life husband). Julia's real life sister also stars as her fictional sister." (NBC press release) Theme song "Watching Ellie (Main Title Theme)" written by Oscar Neves performed in season 2 by Julia Louis-Dreyfus Watching Ellie is produced by Hammond's Reef, in association with NBC Studios Broadcast History ----------------- Feb 2002-Apr 2002, Tue 8:30-9:00 Apr 2002, Tue 9:30-10:00 Apr 2003-May 2003, Tue 9:30-10:00 First telecast: February 26, 2002 Last telecast: May 20, 2003 Season 1 show type: Single-Camera Sitcom Season 2 show type: Multi-Camera Sitcom Number of episodes: 19 Media: 24p Tape
Don Lake

Don Lake

Dr. Don Zimmerman

Steve Carell

Steve Carell

Edgar Price

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Eleanor "Ellie" Riggs

Peter Stormare

Peter Stormare

Ingvar (season 1, recurring in season 2)

Darren Boyd

Darren Boyd

Ben

Lauren Bowles

Lauren Bowles

Susan

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  • Inventive series!

    7.7
    A sitcom in real-time. It was a concept that I couldn't pass up...and Julia's in it. I have to say out of all the show's that the Seinfeld co-stars were in--this was the one to watch. I found myself watching the clock, saying "How is she going to pull this out in time?"



    I remember the episode where she was working at wedding and her car gets towwed.



    I have to admit, this show was hard to find when NBC starting moving it all around on their schedule. And then came the re-tooling! It was like a makeover show but taking an awesome house, busting it down and putting an out-house in its place. So, as far as it's 2nd incarnation, I don't know what happened with it.moreless
  • It too bad it went away. It was funny and doing away with the laugh track was a good thing.

    8.7
    This show I suppose had too many strikes against it. THe most stupid was that people tried to invent a curese of Seinfeld in which all the stars of that show could not suceed after it.

    The second which could be true is that most people can't get jokes with out a laugh track.

    The third and most unfortunate was that is went up against a show that had a very similar fan and humor interest. The Andy Richter show.



    It also suffered from the big reality tv craze. Everyone was going away from the usual sitcom and watchin Survior or Big Brother.



    It's just a real shame it had many really funny comedians and have truly funny scripts.moreless
  • episodes
    anyoen seen all of them?..including the "unaired" ones from season 1?
    02/17/08
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