A warm and funny slice-of-life sitcom about an L.A. bookstore manager and her acquaintances that began as a `Seinfeld'-like show titled `These Friends of Mine.' The Emmy-winning series hit its high point on April 30, 1997, when its heroine proclaimed her homosexuality in `The Puppy Episode,' an outing that drew 42 million viewers.
First Aired: January 14, 1998
Ellen's dying to know what Laurie is doing on Saturday that she doesn't want Ellen to know about. Turns out it's her father's funeral. Laurie: Lisa Darr. Holly: Kayla Murphy. Harold: Steven Gilborn. Leah: Tyler Layton.