Season 1, Episode 11 Touching up Your Roots
First Aired: February 5, 1996
A surprise visit from Ellie's countrified parents (Doris Roberts, Paul Dooley) brings news that she's adopted. Kathleen Sullivan appears as herself. Ellie: Jean Smart. Dott: Mary McDonnell. Peter: David Rasche. Stephano: Luigi Amodeo.
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- Premiered: October 30, 1995
- Rating: None
- Premise: `AbFab'-like escapism (minus that show's high style) about Manhattan novelist Ellie Walker and her publisher---and drinking buddy---Dorothy Emerson, whose son Brendan is, infuriatingly, too much a Republican for Ellie's tastes. Not so much, however, that E… (more)