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: October 8, 1997
When neighbors recommend a "roommate" for Ellen, she assumes she's being fixed up. Paige: Joely Fisher. Sherry: Andrea Bendewald. Lois: Alice Hirson. Harold: Steven Gilborn. Erin: Jennifer Grant. Dena: Loretta Fox.