Ellen, which debuted under the title "These Friends of Mine", followed the misadventures of Ellen Morgan (Ellen Degeneres), a thirty-something bookstore employee who has to deal with the comedic ups and downs that come her way, as well as her overbearing parents, Harold (recurring guest star Steven Gilborn) and Lois (recurring guest star Alice Hirson). But with help from her close friends, Paige (Joely Fisher); Adam (Arye Gross), an insecure photographer; Joe (David Anthony Higgins), the big-egoed coffee shop guy; her self-conscious cousin Spence (Jeremy Piven); and the obnoxious, yet lovable Audrey (Clea Lewis), Ellen is able to make it through the insanity she calls life.

The show made history during its fourth season when, in a controversial one-hour episode, Ellen (similar to Ellen Degeneres in real life) decided to come out of the closet as a lesbian. The fifth and final season dealt with controversial topics involving Ellen's sexual preferences. But with the controversy came a decline in ratings, causing ABC to cancel the sitcom in 1998.

Ellen currently airs on the Oxygen Channel and TVTropolis in Canada.

Episode Info

Final: 5x22 -- Vows (Jul/22/1998)

Ellen DeGeneresEllen DeGeneres
As Ellen Inez Morgan
Holly FulgerHolly Fulger
As Holly (S01, S03; episodes 61, 63)
Maggie WheelerMaggie Wheeler
As Anita (S01; S03, episodes 61, 63)
Arye GrossArye Gross
As Adam Green (S01-S02)
Joely FisherJoely Fisher
As Paige Clark (S02-S05)
David Anthony HigginsDavid Anthony Higgins
As Joe Farrell (S02-S05; recurring previously)
Clea LewisClea Lewis
As Audrey Penney (S03-S05, recurring previously)
Jeremy PivenJeremy Piven
As Spence Kovak (S03-S05)

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Recurring Guests

David Anthony Higgins as Joe Farrell (6 eps)
Alice Hirson as Lois (3 eps)
Cristine Rose as Susan (3 eps)
Steven Gilborn as Harold Morgan (3 eps)
Patrick Warburton as Jack (2 eps)
Kathleen Noone as Ferne (2 eps)
Greg Germann as Rick (2 eps)
Anthony Clark as Will (2 eps)
Oprah Winfrey as Therapist (2 eps)
William Ragsdale as Dan (2 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Comedy
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: March 29, 1994
Ended: July 22, 1998
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• These Friends of Mine (First Season Title), (Used In USA)
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