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: February 26, 1997
Ellen and her parents conspire to keep up appearances for Ellen's grandmother; Paige and Spence go to Las Vegas. Grammy: Eileen Heckart. Doctor: Wayne Newton. Lois: Alice Hirson. Harold: Steven Gilborn.